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“Open Source” for technology innovation?

Open Source is as much a business model as it is a philosophy. Could the philosophical underpinnings of Open Source be applied to technology innovation?

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Mozy, OpenDNS, Adobe Flex

Having spotted the release of the Beta version of the Mozy on-line backup client for the Mac, I decided to take the plunge. Enjoying the benefits of a very strong pound right now, the five cents shy of five dollars for Mozy Unlimited seems like a steal. But, this is Beta software and I’ve been […]

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FSF ‘free hardware’ free-for-all or standards stalemate?

It’s not often that I’m torn between two opposing views on a subject. I often edge in one direction eventually. Having read through the Free Software Foundation’s manifesto on freeing up hardware of proprietary tie-ins, there’s issues that emerge which aren’t easily dealt with, and as far as I can see, aren’t addressed by the […]

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When Open Source gets hacked

Without dipping into some semi-evangelical hard selling intro, all I’ll say is, Open Source is the way ahead. It’s the future. It’s disruptive technology at it’s most disruptive and it’s the basis of some very innovative business models. However, there are notable weaknesses to Open Source, and one such weakness is to be found in […]