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Open Source: A Platform for Innovation

Citrix's Mark Hinkle writes on Wired.com this week: The beauty of open source is that it’s a huge ecosystem of innovators who are no longer competing for scarce resources but rather sharing knowledge with others to create new resources and opportunities for others to benefit from these resources. The programs that have been developed in the open source software community are enablers for researchers to more effectively analyze the data in their endeavors regardless of their application. The software and hardware developed by open source can have applications beyond the data center. The methodologies of the open source community of sharing, forking, debating and involving the stakeholders of the software could be and should be incorporated into other fields of endeavor.

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