Open Source and Capitalism: Culture Clash and the Road to World DominationMay 19, 2001, 19:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Greg Perkins)
Greg Perkins writes:
Seeing the recent interest in discussing the connection (or lack) between open source and capitalism, I thought people might enjoy reading an article that appeared in a special Linux issue of the peer-reviewed industry magazine IEEE Software:
This article presents an analysis of the open source community's character, incentives, and systemic interactions. What emerges is precisely the opposite of the fairly widespread, intuitive understanding: rather than an assumed hostility or incompatibility between open source and individualism/capitalism, there are in fact deep parallels that flow from a common foundation.