Starting with the early success of Linux and Apache, open source software has emerged as a strategic weapon in the technology sector. While it’s origins certainly come out of MIT and its software engineers, the concept of open source has been adapted to all spaces – – from engineering design to knowledge bases.
1. Evaluate the possibility of open source continuing to play a role in the tech market. For instance, do you see an open source challenge in the space of the big four – – Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook?
2. How have Microsoft and Intel responded to their virtual elimination from the mobile/handheld market? What is their future?
3. Do you see open source as a concept fundamentally restructure the knowledge economy going into the future? For instance do you see it destabilized the concept of intellectual property rights?