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The Apple exception: where open innovation theory breaks down

Feb 03, 2010, 03:02 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Grams)

"But even their open stuff seems decidedly, well... closed.

"BI've noticed Google has been making a much bigger deal about their openness recently, and you have to imagine that part of the reason for this is to differentiate themselves in the consumer market from Apple.

"BYet, having lived in the open source world for the last 10+ years, and knowing more than my fair share of open source true believers, I can tell you that no company can make more folks put their beliefs aside for a shiny new object quicker than Apple."

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