Open Source Engagement – a New Source of Empowerment for Corporate Software Developers?
In the past two decades, software has become increasingly important for the successful operation of any kind of business. In this context, the role of software developers has changed fundamentally – according to Stephen O’Grady, they are considered the “New Kingmakers”, i.e. the real decision makers in technology. One major disruptor that drove this shift in the role of software developers is the rise of open source.