The speed of technology's 'creative destruction'
Dec 13, 2009, 08:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)
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"Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your market
position), this process of creative destruction may well be
accelerating, and open source is one of the primary fuels.
"The Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin insists that the pace and
price of innovation today requires open source, a communal effort
that isn't bogged down by the bureaucracy or cash constraints of
any one company. He may be right.
"That certainly seems to be one lesson to take from the success
of Linux, Firefox, and other open-source projects, particularly
those that are community-led, as opposed to company-led. It's hard
to compete with a group of self-selected, highly focused developers
who can focus on good code, not good financial quarters."
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