EEP 143 Lecture 18 07 - EEP 143 Lecture 18 More on Open...

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EEP 143 Lecture 18 More on Open Source Innovation
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Jim Bessen: Why Open Source Software? Early focus: individual motivation But firms now very active in Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) IBM, HP, Computer Associates Half OS development takes place “on the job
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Embedded Linux ( What is it ?): Value Capture Strategies Open parts, patented products Shared development: bug fixes, updates Development of user base Demonstrate technical prowess, Learn new ideas, technology Demonstrate social responsibility, Attract talent
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Bessen: One important argument for Free/Open Source Software? <30% of all software “pre-packaged” Compete to add more features More features means more complexity If there are m features that interact with each other in just 2 ways, the: there are 2 m interactions to debug Individual user’s best configuration approaches “indescribability” – not contractible Ex ante debugging of all interactions impossible
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This note was uploaded on 08/01/2008 for the course ECON 143 taught by Professor Wright during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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EEP 143 Lecture 18 07 - EEP 143 Lecture 18 More on Open...

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