by Ruth Suehle
“Open source” was once a way to describe software code and a collaborative model for its development. It's now a business model, an education model, and the future of government. It's changing our lives through its principles: Openness. Transparency. Collaboration. Rapid prototyping.
It's also the best way to get your ideas heard, make the world a better a place, and still turn a profit. No matter what business you're in, you can take a lesson from open source.
Do you or your company apply open source principles like collaboration and transparency daily? Many are, and the old habits are cracking. New business methods are taking root. Schools are turning to open source to improve education. Even governments are embracing openness and sharing more.
Learn how the principles that made open source an innovative software development model can stimulate innovation and make the world a better place--in any part of any business anywhere. Simply put, the future is openness.
by Nicole Ozer
Nicole Ozer signs her book ‘Privacy & Free Speech: It’s Good for Business’ at the SXSW book store.
‘Privacy & Free Speech’ analyzes what companies have done right – and wrong- and offers hands on tipsand analysis of how startups can save time, money, and reputation by baking in privacy and free speech protections into the business development process.
9th–13th March 2012