Open vs closed source software: The quest for balance

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 4, 2010 10:46 AM EDT; By Sebastian v. Engelhardt, Andreas Freytag and Stephen M Maurer
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Governments are increasingly interested in promoting open source software. Yet policymakers have seldom laid out any clear theoretical or empirical justification for these policies. This column explores recent studies suggesting that open source and proprietary software strengthen each other and should co-exist – too much open source could actually be a bad thing.

[Found this on Groklaw, I agree with PJ's take. Linux is not a cartel. - Scott]

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