Karl Fogel

Karl Fogel has been working in free software since 1993, as a programmer and later as a specialist in open source project management. He was one of the founders of the Subversion project at CollabNet and is the author of Producing Open Source Software. He is now a partner at Open Tech Strategies, LLC. Karl is also a director at the Open Source Initiative and a member of the Apache Software Foundation.

Subscription vs catchment

As sources become less important, filters are the natural target for those who want to sway opinion.

When people are trawling so many content sources, it no longer pays to concentrate on sources at all. It makes much more sense to study how the trawlers work and become part of the filtering infrastructure.