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InfoWorld: Research: Open Source Not Innovative? Or Simply Not Loud Enough About It?

Oct 26, 2005, 23:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

[ Thanks to Matt Asay for this link. ]

"Krzysztof Klincewicz (Tokyo Institute of Technology; School of Management, Warsaw University) recently published a great first attempt at measuring the levels of innovation in open source projects. 'First attempt' because, as Dr. Klincewicz finds, it's very difficult to measure what is, and what isn't, innovative, especially when so much value is attached to that word (and, hence, it is used far more than it should be).

"His findings? Using a base of the 500 most actively developed SourceForge projects as his sample (or 3% of overall projects--81%, or 89,557 registered projects are not active), Klincewicz finds that open source is not very innovative..."

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