They arent shocking. They dont rock the world. They just change the world so slowly that its only when you wake up one day and think about it, you realize the world isnt the same anymore.
Thats whats happened with open-source and software development.
If you step into the Wayback Machine to, say, February 2001, youll find that open-source and Linux are still regarded with a great deal of suspicion.
IBM is supporting Linux and open-source, but most mainstream software companies will have nothing to do with either one.
For the most part, the Linux and open-source banners are carried by small, startup companies.
Fast forward to 2006.