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[News] Open innovation and Capitalism Need Software Freedom

  • Subject: [News] Open innovation and Capitalism Need Software Freedom
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 13:24 +0100
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TransferSummit - Open innovation in software means Open Source

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| Open source projects are very probably the best 
| way to efficiently bring software experts 
| together today. Industry associations and 
| interest groups might fulfil that role in other 
| industries, but developers like to express 
| themselves in code, and open source projects 
| are where that happens today.


Open Source: The Capitalists' Choice

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| I often hear people referring to Open Source 
| and Free Software advocates jokingly, or not so 
| jokingly, as "communists" or "hippies". After 
| all, giving away your "intellectual property" 
| for the greater good may be a nice theory in 
| some ideal world, but it rather flies in the 
| face of capitalism, doesn't it?



Innovation, information technology and the culture of freedom

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| Open Source is not necessarily anti-
| capÃtalist. There are many capitalist firms,
| including very large corporate firms that
| practice open source. But it is a-capitalist,
| meaning that Open Source is compatible with
| different social logics and values. It does
| not need the incentive of profit to work, and
| does not rely on the private appropriation of
| the exclusive right to use and enjoy the
| product. It is based on a form of social
| organization that has profound political
| implications and may affect the way we think
| about the need to preserve capitalist
| institutions and hierarchies of production to
| manage the requirements of a complex world.


Apache Ready to Unleash Another Decade of Innovation

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| The Apache Software Foundation has arguably
| been the leading force for open-source
| software over the last 10 years and promises
| to continue being a force in the new decade.

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