I missed this article when it was first published, but when I saw Zack Rosen post on the open web on TechCrunch I took a few minutes to read his thoughts.
His thoughts on the “open web not going anywhere” aren't too surprising considering he is CEO of Pantheon, a web host specializing in Drupal and WordPress sites. But he makes a point that “the open web is not keeping up with the wider technology industry” and “for the open web to survive, website owners will need to be able to create more and more compelling experiences”. I think the WordPress community is slowly moving in that direction (with the REST API and other technologies) but it will be interesting to see if we are moving fast enough.
Speaking of Pantheon, they recently announced that they now support PHP7.