Java Goes Wild - Open Source Can Innovate!
There's a column in CIO magazine this month called Java Goes Wild. Eric Knorr, one of the editors at CIO, points out that open source has created a wide ranging of new and innovative solutions to the traditional problems of Java enterprise applications. (Think Spring, Struts, Ant, Jython, JRuby, Rhino, etc. etc.) So much so, in fact, that vendors such as Sun and BEA can no longer dictate the future of the Java language.
Hopefully this will help settle the on again, off again debates about whether open source can innovate. (See Age of Innocence) If open source can't innovate, then where did all these new Java technologies come from?