Thursday, April 17, 2008

Great to See Harvard Teaching Open Source

Having gone to business school, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Matt Asay's blog the other day about Harvard including a case study that involves open source in the Harvard Business Review. I always expected this to come, albeit perhaps a little earlier. But, as the saying goes, better late than never.

The biggest benefit to this though is that it is not limited to just Harvard. Anyone who has gone to business school has probably done their fair share of Harvard Business Review case studies. Therefore, graduate students across the land and abroad will probably get a chance to take a peak at this case study. As a result, the knowledge base on open source continues to climb.

In addition to weighing the pros and cons of utilizing open source software in a corporate environment, I believe the business schools will also start to analyze to great length the collaboration scheme that is open source if they have not started doing so already. That is of course the core of open source system and what makes it tick. They will try to dissect it to see if they can produce the same results in other areas of the corporation. That is what is really compelling, at least from my vantage point.

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