Can competitors work together with open source ?


When community and Open source mindset are part of a company culture, it becomes easy to plan and project new products (even with potential competitors). In an open source project, all or part of the produced material is made publicly available for others to use, under certain conditions. The mistery of the “unpaid programmer” disappears when corporations see benefits coming from other members in the project and even fear of “loosing control” is balanced with continuous feedbacks from developers and users. This is the story of a new project…