The Digital Economy Runs on Open Source. Here’s How to Protect It.


Hila Lifshitz-Assaf and Frank Nagle at Harvard Business Review write:

“In the last few years, we have observed an increase in the active role of corporations in open source software, by either assigning employees to contribute to existing open source projects or open sourcing their own code both to allow the community to utilize it and to help maintain it… The corporate world’s entry into free and open source online communities has caused some serious concerns and friction. Acquisitions of FOSS producers could lead to a crowding-out of volunteer contributors to an extent that threatens the future health of the FOSS ecosystem.”

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