Can Open Source Drive Sustainable Innovation?
Jul 10, 2008, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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[ 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..."