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Can Open Source Drive Sustainable Innovation?

Jul 10, 2008, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"One innovation is easy. But sustainable innovation--building lots of worthwhile new things again and again, even as you maintain your old products--is challenging. The VAR Guy wonders: Is open source the key to sustainable tech innovation? Is open source the best way to keep a maturing company feeling vibrant and young? Before you answer, consider some of these scenarios.

"The VAR Guy built this site entirely on open source software (of course, he paid some talented developers to piece it all together). And during the first few months of business, our resident blogger had ample time to test new open source components for this site..."

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