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InfoWorld: Applying Theory to Open Source Innovation

Feb 09, 2006, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Rosenberg)

"The notion of open source innovation continues to be interesting and elusive. There are a fair number of open source products that are built to be replacements for proprietary applications, but most of the applications haven't reached the point of being more innovative than their counterpart. To some extent this is because they don't have the developer pool, and to another extent it's because most of the products are first-generation. Regardless, there is clear evidence that open source can, and will continue to innovate.

"I turned to Clayton Christensen's Seeing What's Next for a bit of theory on how innovation in open source is affecting the market..."

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