The Web Economy/29

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Institutionalising Open SourceEdit

This is a lesson part of the module The Web Economy out of the Open Source ERP/Executive Diploma course conducted by a private university.


  • Open Source been still new and formless need institutions such as Certification, Centre of Excellence, Academic Training Centres and Reference Sites.
  • It has to be social business[1] where dividends are not taken but help advance further its cause.
  • It can have a foundation behind it and the people running it has to be well chosen and accepted by the community.
  • Perhaps the big turning point for Open Source is when commercial giants began to invest into it for their own good. IBM pours in USD1 billion per annum to Linux and Apache via development and further innovation. IBM got more than USD1b revenue per annum from the services it build around it. This can be seen as others trying to assist in enemy territory of Microsoft. All this is good as it is healthy competition and ultmiately give the users a choice.


  • What are the forms of institutions that Open Source can adopt and how should their sustenance models be?
  • Study examples in existent today.


  • Publish your works in an attractive manner in your user page, stating your own views and findings providing links to your sources. Use the talk page here to score marks.
  • Create or edit sub-pages of course materials within wikiversity.
  • Discuss in the forum (link shall be provided) by offering your ideas and answering or comment on others' postings.



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