Saturday, December 19, 2015

Finally Shutting Down

The War is Over! Open Technology and Solutions are now embraced everywhere. So, it's time for COSI 'Open' Technology & Solutions News and web sites to fade away. This will be our last issue. Thank you, everyone, for your support over the past decade..

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