The Power of Open Source

31 Mar ’05

I’ve read several different implementations of this idea recently, the most recent in Bruce Schneier’s assessment of different IT security systems, but in a wide variety of contexts the core idea is true, and very powerful:

Years ago, Bill Joy, one of the founders of Sun Microsystems, made a statement that is still true today—that no matter what your company is, most of the smart people in the world work somewhere else. Open source is a way of leveraging those untapped resources—those smart people.

This iteration from Mitch Kapor.

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