This is a reaction post to Misunderstanding "Open Tracing" for the Enterprise by @jkowall
This is opinions with citations (imagine that!). This is not wikipedia. sorry. I didn't run this by anyone, Jonah or otherwise. I do not represent OpenTracing or OpenCensus (or my employer or whatever you might think) in this view. I will give critical thoughts on both from a technical view as people complained to me mostly about lack of details. I do have "a dog in the race" but it isn't what you might think. Yes, I'm the primary maintainer of Zipkin, but my goal is not to disparage anything rather to keep the community healthy with options that exist and free from the suffering caused in my opinion by complete lack of technical view on what things do. Particularly, this is dangerous in interop, and I'll get to that.
I have experience with both tools. Though I left within months, I was implicated in the beginning of OpenTracing. I still mainta