Coleman says Open-source thriving

Gabriella Coleman, assistant professor in the NYU Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, was the opening keynote speaker at Linux.Conf.Au. Coleman said the open-source software movement is thriving despite the economic downturn.

One explanation is that hackers are employed by IT firms with a financial stake in the success of open-source projects.

For more on this topic, read Open-source alive and thriving, by Tom Pullar-Strecker of The Dominion Post.