Has FOSS become mainstream?

The Open Source Bussiness Conference made some big waves last week.  One of the big announcements at the conference was the release of the North Bridge Venture Partners 5th annual Future of FOSS Survey results.  The report has lots of interesting tidbits but what seems to be making a lot of noise is that they draw the conclusion that OpenSourse is now mainstream.  I am sure that most of our readers will already know this.  Linuxinsider.com did a great job at collecting a wide variety of the responses from around the net so check it out.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.