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The Ignorance of Crowds

By Nicholas G. Carr: The open source model can play an important role in innovation, but know its limitations. Ten years ago, on May 22, 1997, a little-known software programmer from Pennsylvania named Eric Raymond presented a paper at a technology conference in Würzburg, Germany. Titled 'The Cathedral and the Bazaar,' the paper caused an immediate stir, and its renown has only grown in the years since. It is now widely considered one of the seminal documents in the history of the software industry.

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Developing Evaluation Criteria for Open Source Solutions

By Brenda M. Michelson, Sr. VP and Sr. Consultant, Patricia Seybold Group

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UBL: Another Opportunity for FOSS in the Enterprise

To know more about the UBL standard and how FOSS programmers may add support for it in office applications, starting with OpenOffice.org, Linux Journal talked to Jon Bosak, chairman of the UBL Technical Committee, and Lars Oppermann, software engineer for the framework and XML projects in StarOffice/OpenOffice.org. By Marco Fioretti on April 21, 2005

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Open Invention Network

Open Invention Network (OIN), a company that has and will acquire patents and offer them royalty-free to promote Linux and spur innovation globally, was launched today with financial support from IBM, Novell, Philips, Red Hat, and Sony.(November 10, 2005) -

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Roadmap for Open ICT Ecosystems

The Roadmap for Open ICT Ecosystems: a user-friendly guide for policymakers and technologists offerings tools for understanding, creating, and sustaining open information and communication technologies ecosystems. This is where we introduce the term openization.

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Geoffrey Moore - Open Source Has Crossed the Chasm ... Now What?

Geoffrey Moore proposes a marriage between the capitalist community, which is inherently competitive, and the open source community, which supports voluntary collaboration and cooperation. One hour presentation, via IT Conversations.

Uncollapsing Open Source Distinctions

Conversation with Craig Burton. Linux Journal

Open source versus open standards

The term "open" has been used and abused by the purveyors of technology for a couple of decades now, so it should come as no surprise that technology users are taking their turn. Jonathan Schwartz, CNET News.com

OpenEAI

The purpose of the OpenEAI Project is to discover and document the controlling dynamics, principles, and practices of enterprise application integration and to present, implement, and promote those findings.

The GNU Project

The GNU Project started in 1984 to develop a complete free Unix-like operating system. 'GNU's Not Unix!'