Thursday, November 27, 2014

Last COSI 'Open' History & Research Technology Blog

After 5 years, this is the last COSI 'Open' History & Research Technology blog. We will, however, continue to maintain the associated COSI 'Open' History & Research Technology web site. We thank the thousands of visitors that took the time to visit the site and read our blogs over the years.  

For well over 10-15 years, the battles between 'open' vs. 'closed' solutions have raged. It started with free and 'open source' software (FOSS) solutions, then moved on to 'open standards', 'open access', 'open data', 'open architecture', ...  It started in the technology sector, then spread into education, healthcare, manufacturing, government and just about every other component of the public and private sector. It became more than just about technology, it became a broad, global movement that supports the adoption of 'open culture' and 'open societies' around the world. Many individuals, corporations, and countries will continue to battle and fight against the 'open movement' for years to come, not recognizing that the war is over - all 'closed' systems will succumb to 'open solutions' as we move into the future.    -  Peter Groen


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