Because of open source, Vescuso and Gruber mention that the enterprise market is growing rapidly. To continue growth, Vescuso says:
We are trying to do some educating around that with regard with our own consulting organization. I’m saying, however, that it is a general market trend. At the same time, enterprises are engaging directly with communities. These organizations are looking to influence the direction. They want to make sure that their changes and patches, etc. are part of the mainstream so they are looking to become extensions of those organizations. The whole software development process has gone through a lot of very positive changes, all around open source technology and methods.
Open source is more viewed from a profit standpoint and the entire community has insights that used to regulated to a small niche. The biggest thing the open source community needs is to put all the pieces together and build on that foundation. Consumers, though, are still not aware they are using open source. Black Duck gives more of a general overview, but nothing about where open source is going immediately. LucidWorks, an open source search vendor, is headed down a path that delivers reliable enterprise, Cloud and Big Data applications to customers.
Whitney Grace, April 3, 2013