For the last decade we’ve watched an epic contest unfold between open source and proprietary technology, and 2014 is the year that this dynamic will radically transform, reports.

The lines between open source and proprietary are becoming irrevocably blurred as proprietary firms pour resources into open source development and open source companies dial in their revenue models. Above all else, the open source community is producing the technologies businesses need to be competitive in the data-rich 21st century.

The open source movement, built on the ‘marketplace of ideas’ and the scalability of collaboration, is swallowing the proprietary world. To understand where the entire tech world is going, I believe we need to keep a close eye on these five open source trends…

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