Wednesday 30 April 2008

Apache and Steam Engines: the magic of collaborative innovation

There is a very interesting presentation here . It relates a lot to open source programming but the beginning describes steam engine innovation and Patents. It turns out Patents were bad for the steam engine innovators and good for the lawyers of the time. When patents expired development ideas were shared and as a result innovation and steam engine efficiency skyrocketed.

If you want to understand how and why open collaborative development works then it is very interesting so check it out.

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