Hope all of you have had the chance to listen to my intervention lecture. As I said in the lecture what began to happen about a decade ago has now created a whole new playing field and there was strategy at the back of it. So let’s think of two questions to respond to:
1. Would you have anticipated that open source software could be part of business strategy? From within the metaphor of a playing field we can see that the use of a non-market force –such as software that resists being a commodity –Can be used to reshape the playing field. In the same way that regulation shapes / reshapes the playing field would you see the use of open source as an anti-market / anti-competitive practice?
2. Microsoft has moved into the cloud market and established itself as one of the significant actors. Intel is still struggling to find a new foothold. Do you believe that these two giants can rebuild their dominance and do you see ways in which open source will be used to reshape both the two emergent markets — cloud and AI?