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Re: [News] [OSS] Large Business Increasingly Adopt Open Source Mentality

  • Subject: Re: [News] [OSS] Large Business Increasingly Adopt Open Source Mentality
  • From: flyer <flyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 19:56:32 -0700
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: The Los Angeles Free-Net
  • References: <1299077.je12znARBG@schestowitz.com>
  • User-agent: MicroPlanet-Gravity/2.70.2067
  • Xref: ellandroad.demon.co.uk comp.os.linux.advocacy:528628
In article <1299077.je12znARBG@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, 
newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says...
> Big Firms Eye 'Open Innovation' for Ideas
> 
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | Benkler says this open-network, open-source approach to business has
> | come, first, to the computer world. Think of Wikipedia or Linux. But 
> | those basic ideas will soon move to older, steel-and-glass companies.
> | 
> | "Will there be a better brake? A better windshield developed on an
> | open source model? Absolutely," Benkler says.
> | 
> | Imagine a network of car fanatics discussing the ideal brake on some
> | Web site. Eventually, they come to a consensus -- they collaboratively
> | built perfect brake -- and then GM, or, more likely, Toyota offers to
> | build it and put it in their cars.
> `----
> 
> http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10480377
> 
> 
> Related:
> 
> CIO study finds Linux ready for prime-time
> 
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | The company predicts a steep rise: only 18 percent of businesses
> | will be using Linux in business-critical roles by the end of 2007.
> | 
> | "Linux operating systems - and open source-based software in general
> | - have reached critical marketplace mass," said the study's authors,
> | Bruce Guptill and Bill McNee of Saugatuck Research. 
> `----
> 
> http://www.techworld.com/opsys/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=7681
> 

Must be quite a breath of fresh air. Risk free collaboration on many 
levels in many ways. 

The open and free model sure is getting alot of participation these days.

And this is just the very start. Open stuff hasn't even fired up its main 
engines yet. Still cruising on a warm breeze with a full sails.



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