Dr. Ian Dunn, Mercury Systems
Open systems have the intended and unintended consequence of delaying innovation in computing. While industry players agree to standardize and build complex systems that eventually become useful products, this process can be lengthier than a single organization working alone. On the other hand, open systems drive the economic reality behind Moore’s Law; without the economic reality of open systems, it is probable that Moore’s Law would not be very valuable. Open systems are what unleash it.