Open-Source Software: How the Stock Market Views It
May 12, 2008, 12:45 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Over the past decade, companies have been experimenting with a
radical concept: openness. Instead of keeping proprietary
information close to the vest, they make it available to anyone who
wants it, usually free of charge...
"But does giving ideas away help--or hurt--the company's stock
price? Will investors reward openness by driving up the company's
shares--or punish it by knocking the stock down...?"