The open source community is trendy and moving un the neologism food chain. In early March 2012, Linux Insider, an information source the author considers to be for technology Special Forces' team members, published "Open Source Competition Fueled by LF Growth" by Jay Lyman, a senior analyst for 451 Research, LLC. There are anecdotal indicators that open source continues to thrive despite the emergence of monocultures in certain technical sectors. The author is thinking about Facebook in the social network space, Google in advertising-supported web search, Amazon in ecommerce, and Apple in integrated consumer products and services. In search, open source continues to attract engineers and entrepreneurs who believe that proprietary information retrieval systems create more problems for licensees than they solve. Growth In popularity and use of open source search, as demonstrated by the concurrent growth of the Linux Foundation, sends a strong message to those involved in both the open source and commercial environments.
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