Word of the Year: Open

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| The beginning of the year is traditionally a time to look back, and, for the
| brave of heart, to make a few predictions looking forward. Lacking the
| requisite bravery, I'll just quote something that the Economist wrote
| recently:
|
| Rejoice: the embrace of “openness” by firms that have grown fat on closed,
| proprietary technology is something we’ll see more of in 2008.
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http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1005962

Facets of Open Source Part II

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| Upon closer examination it can be found that Open Source differs from closed
| source only in the sense that vendor support models are modified and may
| (read: often do) take a little time to adjust. The Open Source development
| model while on the surface looks like chaos in action is not. Small projects
| remain controlled by their respective developer(s) while larger ones adapt
| using some sort of control mechanism. The cost savings do take time, there is
| the initial cost of deploying, adapting and hiring/training resources - but
| the savings exist.
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http://systhread.net/texts/200801fos2.php


Related:

Open Source: The New NPO Tech Battlefield

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| Open source software (OSS) is one avenue that could bring more innovation,
| and Ross believes the movement is starting to win. "When I say win, things
| that we've been pushing for have been happening in the non-open source
| software world," such as flexibility and customization, she said. "Customers
| are demanding more control over the tools they use." * *
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http://www.nptimes.com/07Nov/npt-071101-3.html


Shuttleworth at FOSSCamp: collaboration brings "brilliant flashes of
innovation"

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| The goal of FOSSCamp, he says, is to get those involved with open source
| projects together to collaborate and share ideas.
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http://arstechnica.com/journals/linu...-of-innovation


Fedora 8 renews tradition of innovations

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| This release makes it obvious that the Fedora community prides itself on
| innovation.
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http://www.linux.com/feature/119998


Innovation: The REAL Killer App

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| There is no true innovation in Windows Vista. Microsoft has spent
| years developing a product that nobody cared about or wanted. All
| Microsoft was developing was the operating system they needed to
| perpetuate their Windows franchise. After long hold ups in
| development, this has left their Windows revenues at a trickle.
| The sad thing is the GNU/Linux camp has done little to combat
| this deficiency in innovation. They have been more concerned
| with creating an equivalent product at a better price rather than
| a better product at a better price. Sure GNU/Linux is a better
| product due to its inherent stability, performance and security,
| but these aren't the features that home consumers migrate
| platforms for. True innovation, such as improvements in usability,
| is the only way one can convince consumers to choose your product
| over a stagnant entrenched one like Windows. It is simple free
| market economics, the better product at the best price will win.
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http://free2code.blogspot.com/2007/0...iller-app.html


Lessons to Learn from the OLPC

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| 1- Cheap is good
|
| 2- People don’t need a lot of power
|
| 3- Linux please
|
| 4- Flash storage is key
|
| 5- Make it efficient
|
| 6- Hand crank!
|
| 7- Don’t skimp on the features
|
| 8- Make it rugged
|
| 9- Make it look cool
|
| 10- It’s a tablet, too
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http://www.geek.com/lessons-to-learn-from-the-olpc/