I’ve gained an admiration of tech publisher Tim O’Reilly from several interviews and speeches I’ve heard him give. I find Tim’s insights to be forward-thinking and yet very cogent and well-reasoned.
In the latest interview I read on NerdTV, Tim commented on how his company’s goal has been to create more value than they capture. After reviewing the history of O’Reilly, it is easy to see how this has been the case. Aside from their excellent books, O’Reilly helped evangelize the World Wide Web (and created the first Internet Portal, GNN), and has greatly raised the awareness and perceived legitimacy of open source software.