October 07, 2004

Open Source Gets Cooler

Kim Polese is introducing her new company, SpikeSource where she is CEO, at Web 2.0. Her presentation is great. Full of Hugh-train drawings.

Instead of top down, it's bottom up.
Instead of an industrial ego system, it's an eco system.

Web 2.0 arrived when demand began to supply itself.
Users pick up the tools. Like with Wikipedia. Like podcasting.

Process innovation is happening for software innovation, and Kim's new company, SpikeSource, is where they will make "automated systems for assembling open source software... with validation, integration, testing, and support".

Cool. Absolutely love seeing a really brainy smart, cool woman running a company like this. Go Kim!

Oh, and here's the link to the Linux Supervillian cartoon she showed.

Posted by Mary Hodder at October 7, 2004 04:56 PM | TrackBack

Hi Mary, nice to see you again at Web2.0. What did you think of the SpikeSource presentation? I think Kim did a really solid job of making her company accessible by introducing it in terms of the evolution of software from closed to open, and the Hugh Mcloud (spelling?) stuff was great.

Posted by: Allen Searls at October 8, 2004 04:34 PM

Hi Allen,
I don't really know a whole lot about open source, expect to say that I'm for it, and did a little GPL research a year ago for a project. But I do like the idea that Kim is running this company and I love the idea of an open source shop like this.

Nice to see you too!

Posted by: mary hodder at October 11, 2004 09:02 AM