Thursday, August 11, 2005

Don't get put off by the title

How Business Can Learn from Open Source

There's a lot more going on in this article than the title suggests. Rather than sticking to a 'Open Source is Good everything else is bad' mantra , Paul Graham suggests exactly why it is good , or rather what Business can learn from the forces driving Open source. Among the 'very obvious when you hear them' items are ...

  • Offices can actually be very unproductive work environments.
  • People work far harder at things they are interested in.
  • Commercial Organisations are not competing with the average programmer / blogger on the web , they are competing with the best of them (and that there a so many that it doesn't matter that 99% is rubbish , as the 1% is so good)