Monday, November 2, 2015

All COSITech.Net Sites to Shut Down on December 31, 2015

Collaboration, 'Open' Solutions, and Innovation (COSI)

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', ...   'Open' solutions 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.

So, after almost 10 years, all COSITech.Net web sites, blogging sites, news sites, and social media sites will shut down at the end of the year. This includes our popular online COSI 'Open' Technology & Solutions Weekly News site. I'd like to thank the many tens of thousands of visitors that took the time to visit the site and read our blogs over the years. I like to think that to some degree, we all have helped change the world for the better. 


Peter Groen