Using Open Source for Strategic Advantage


What is open source and how can it used for strategic advantage? In this talk we will try to untangle the different senses of open source, consider some business and economic models for driving and using open source technologies, and discuss possible adoption strategies. In order to motivate the discussion we will examine a variety of approaches to open source development: in higher education, within companies and firms, and more widely on the internet. We will also consider several examples of emerging open source projects in higher education.

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