Will Pugh

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One of the most exciting things about the software industry is how fast it moves. Software is constantly optimizing itself around the state-of-the-art. Inherent industry bottlenecks change cyclically every five years or so. Architectures and solutions change too. CPUs too costly? Enter dumb terminals. Network running slow? Build client/servers. It comes full circle – the network becomes fast again and thin clients talk to big servers. Networks become really fast, now you have grids. At the beginning of each of these paradigm shifts, it’s not always immediately obvious what we’ll look back on as the brilliant technology decision that carried the day. The indisputable force in recent years – open source – has come to be renowned as the innovation to take on innovation itself. As a direct result of the transformation of the software indust... (more)