A recent Redmonk post asked an interesting question: if open source were treated as a single organization with a distinct brand, where would it be today along a typical organizational lifecycle: startup, growth, maturity, or decline? My take is that we have not nearly maxed the potential for open source and we can’t anticipate where individual projects or widespread adoption might suddenly skyrocket. However, there are signs that reflect qualitative interest in top open source projects which may be one way to predict hot areas. I share my thoughts on a few projects to watch and would love to hear which projects you see growing and why. You can read the full post here.