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LinuxPlanet: Open Source Is More Than Software Alone

Dec 02, 2006, 17:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"Open source development is influencing phenomena far beyond software, including manufacturing processes, classroom teaching, and the types of media now emerging online, said CollabNet CTO Brian Behlendorf, best-selling author Thomas L. Friedman, and other members of a panel of business and technology visionaries.

"Speaking November 30 at an executive summit in New York City, Behlendorf, Friedman, Web 2.0 luminary Tim O'Reilly, and Reuters Group COO Devin Wenig touched on how concepts such as collaboration, componentry, and reusability, which have evolved over the years as elements of open source development, are now becoming increasingly ubiquitous elsewhere.

"In his business best-seller The World Is Flat, Friedman cited open source software as one of ten forces that are 'flattening' the world, making it easier for individuals to communicate with each other across the globe..."

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