Tim O’Reilly has an excellent overview of the change and opportunity that the new world of open-source software is bringing. He discusses three key trends:
– The commoditization of software
– Network-enabled collaboration
– Software customizability (software as a service)
He writes: “I like to say that we’re entering the stage where we are going to treat the Internet as if it were a single virtual computer. To do that, we’ll need to create an Internet operating system.” This is what we need to think of in India to make computing a utility.