I just finished my keynote at ISAFOSS-TIEDE 2022 of Sultan Qaboos University in Oman (sadly, remotely), on user-led open source consortia, which is perhaps the most important trend in open source right now. Abstract and slides below.
Of the many reasons, why companies and countries sponsor the development of open source software, the user perspective stands out. By potential, it is much more significant then other forms (volunteer-based and vendor-led open source software), simply, because there are significantly more users of software then there are developers. In this talk, I describe how and why users organize and how I expect it will change the software industry.
The slides are available as a PDF file.