Software May Be Eating The World, But Open Source Software Is Eating Itself

http://readwrite.com/files/total-growth-figure-5.jpg

Software may be eating the world, as Marc Andreessen posits, but open-source software seems to be eating itself. And at a far faster clip. While the software world has grown used to products and their vendors dominating for long stretches (think: Microsoft in operating systems and Oracle in databases), the new world of open source is moving at an accelerated, Darwinian pace, leaving no project to rest on its laurels.

In this fast-changing open source world, how should enterprises decide where to invest?