If you’re interested in what’s happening on the Web at the moment (driven by open source technologies), then taking a moment to listen to Tim talk about the challenges to the Open Source model will probably be useful.

Tim’s brief post is a prelude to his speech at OSCON next week, where he’ll be talking about four key ideas:

1.    Participation beyond software
2.    Competition
3.    Leveraging software as a service
4.    Open data and the value thereof

This is one of those times I wish I could get into an airplane and fly to OSCON, just to listen to this speech and the resulting conversations. Tim has been around the block a few times, and usually has a sharp, well thought out angle which comes from his deep knowledge of the technology space, its memes, and the players within.

I’m going to set up some radars to watch this conversation unfold…