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De: "Olavo Santos" <nbk(arroba)cyberdude.com>
Para: <news(arroba)webards.net>
Data: Domingo, 30 de Maio de 2004 05:45
Assunto: Some Implications of Software Commodification


    Boas.

    Um artigo interessante. :-)

"Open source is about consumer demand, political process, and community
involvement, rather than about software or hardware innovation. To stay
relevant during a shift to commodity software, open source communities will
need to claim part of the power that has historically accompanied the
definition and regulation of commodity networks. Open source constituents
will need to actively participate in the creation of standards and legal
frameworks in order to avoid marginalization. Without participation, the
dynamic interaction of commodification, global capital markets, and
political interests will likely result in the subjugation of open source and
standards to corporate and national interests. In fact, judging by the
history of other commodities, this outcome is actually most likely."

    Link: http://osdir.com/PrintArticle204.phtml

@238, Nbk

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