Sunday, April 13, 2008
Harvard on Open Source
Yes! The Ivory Tower has spoken. Harvard has a new case on open source. For too long have b-schools stayed away from trying to understand the impact of the open source movement on organizational theory. With the increase in focus on "open innovation", the open source movement is getting a much deserved attention from multiple quarters.
Having been a student and researcher of open source I have had many tough moments when I had to make a case for the importance of open source. Cases taught in the business schools serve an important purpose of introducing future managers to new ideas and business models. May there be more on open source!