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  • Design and the Bottom Line

    The Impact of Design on Stock Market Performance dates back to 2004, but the kernel…

  • Do We Need To Stifle Creativity of OSS Developers?

    I first met Pierre Fricke in late 1998 or early 1999 when he was working for IBM. He was one of four people charged by IBM to research and evaluate the strategic implications of open source software for IBM’s business. Because I was a founder of the world’s first open source company, he was keen to understand what I saw back in 1989, what I saw looking to 1999 and beyond, and whether our experience (which earned upwards of $24M of revenue in 1999) could possibly inform the strategy for a company more than 1000x our size.

  • OSI at OSCON 2007

    We’ve been setting up our calendar for OSCON 2007 Once again the OSI Board will…

  • Getting Schooled In Design

    Innovation requires imagination. Henry Ford once said, “If I’d asked my customers what they wanted,…

  • Open-Source Software: Who Needs Intellectual Property?

    The Foundation for Economic Education publishes a journal called ‘The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty’. They published this article in January: Open-Source Software: Who Needs Intellectual Property? by Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine

  • Open Source delivers on promise to rising 3rd grader

    I am proud to be a member of the open source community. I am especially proud when I can use open source to do something really unexpected, like getting my daughter all excited about doing something just a little bit batty, making a promise of success, and then, delivering on that promise, in spades.