O'Reilly's OSCON is in town, and it is looking more and more like the metro area of Portland, Oregon is becoming ground zero for the open source movement. CNN was here a few months back according to the Oregonian. Just a few of the groups in our state active in the community include Oregon State University's OSL, Beaverton's OSDL and OTBC, and even the SAO. That said, the Always On Summit conference is running this week too down at Stanford and of course open source is a hot topic. Dan Farber covered the open source session on his "between the lines" blog (which incidentally is required reading for software executives in my opinion.)
I'm not sure how we will participate in this revolution at Attensa, but I have been thinking about it. While we are using open source technologies for our server appliance, we are not clear how or if we should offer some component of our core technologies to take advantage of the clear benefits becoming apparent.