Open source: The stealth stimulus package
Aug 03, 2012, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
O'Reilly highlighted the value of another public resource not included in balance sheet: America's economy in the 21st century has a profound dependence on open source software. However, in most corporate balance sheets, it's either passingly mentioned or, more often, forgotten entirely. Given it's not a cost, that's not surprising. But it also means we have no idea how valuable open source actually is.