If you want to forecast the future of a philosophy or technology, you need look no further than the world of academia. What those who learned yesterday impart to today’s students will shape tomorrow. And in open source, there appear to be infinite tomorrows, with open source projects being undertaken by East Coasters like MIT, West Coasters like UCB and everyone else in between. Herewith, forty projects underway right now featuring students building the world of the future. This article is in the same vein as 50 Open Source success stories in Business, Education, and Government.
The article then goes on to list 40 open source projects, mostly connected to educational institutes. I thought this would be an appropriate link to add to our discussion.