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Movement as Network: Three Pillars of Social Source

Mar 27, 2005, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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From the contributor:

Gideon Rosenblatt, executive director of ONE/Northwest, has released a thought provoking white paper on social source software development. "Three Pillars" highlights the inherent conflicts that arise when "faux-pen" source developers try to integrate consulting and hosting into their business model in search of sustainability. Putting into words ideas many of us have probably had, he articulately argues for a separation of roles and a change in approach. It's worth noting that Gideon is an ex-Microsoft executive.

From the article:

"The case for open source software and the broader notion of a public commons for communications infrastructure have been well made by other authors. Much of the focus on open source within the nonprofit technology sector is still largely on broader, more generic tools. In September 2003, Jonathan Peizer at the Open Society Institute wrote an article called Realizing The Promise of Open Source in the Non-Profit Sector, in which he made the case for using the open source model to build and deliver applications that are specific to nonprofit organizations and thus unlikely to be delivered by private sector software vendors..."

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