During the last 10 years the software companies have jumped to the industrialization thanks to some elements that made that possible. One of them is Open Source.
Manufacturing companies developed control organisms for the development of methodologies and standards with different goals: reduce costs, have a common language within the industry, and be compliance with very strict regulations (depending on the sector).
During last years, a new organization was created: AUTOSAR
(AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture), which tries to standarize and industrialize the software oriented to the automobile. Brands like: PSA Peugeot Citroën, Toyota, Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler AG, Ford, General Motors, Bosch and Continental are present here, and they know this is important as software companies as Google are evolving on their own solutions. This type of things are not new for these manufacturers.
The Open Source organizations were created with the same vision than ISO: industrialize, look at the benefits of ISO.
Open Source is a massive destruction weapon
for software companies, and it’s ability to build platforms and standardize processes and tools is a key reason for the transformation of the software industry. I remember the big changes on this area between 2000 and 2005: Facebook/hadoop, AWS, and SalesForce…. as examples of ability to industrialize.
Who pays to the Open Source institutions? the big software companies: Google, Amazon, Facebook….. they all know about the importance of the industrialization. In the same way than ISO.
ISO does not only provides guidance, it also certificate organizations in the different industries and standards. To me this is something that should happen in the software industry in the future.