InfoWorld: MySQL Sees 'Invisible Hand' at Work in Open Source
Oct 03, 2006, 16:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by China Martens)
"What's the link between eighteenth-century Scottish philosopher
Adam Smith, often regarded as the father of modern economics, and
the open-source software movement? According to Marten Mickos, the
chief executive officer of open-source database company MySQL, it's
Smith's concept of an 'invisible hand,' which guides individuals
pursuing their own betterment to achieve goals that also benefit
society at large.
"Mickos sees an invisible hand at work in much of what's going
on in today's open-source community..."