The accomplishment of open source is that it is the back end of the Web, the invisible part, the part that you don't see as a user.
All of the servers, pretty much, they run Linux as the operating system; they run Apache as the basic Web server on top of which everything else is built. The main languages out of which Web applications are built - whether it's Perl or Python or PHP or any of the other languages - those are all open source languages. So the infrastructure of the Web is open source ... the
Web as we know it is completely dependent on open source.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Open Source and the Web
The Web is overwhelmingly open source, as Lotus founder Mitch Kapor states: