Small business need-to-know with some how-to thrown in. A good information piece for those who are not best using the open source software now widely available — how can your business benefit from either a “gernerator” or “user” experience. Information technology
Excerpt: Firms often go to great lengths to protect the intellectual property that is the source of their competitive advantage and profit margin, creating massive security systems and requiring staff to sign noncompete agreements that prevent them from working for the competition for a set number of years after they leave the firm.
Yet the rise of open-source software has bucked the conventional wisdom about protecting intellectual property. Open-source products — including but not limited to software — are typically produced on a pro bono basis or by expert volunteers and made available for free to the public
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