Open Source: Economic Nonsense
Kent Beck, Founder & Director, Three Rivers Institute
Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Friday, July 30
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Location: Salon F
One purpose of markets is allocating scarce resources where they are
most likely to be used productively. Open source ignores this reality.
Value is created without any chance of a commensurate return. Those
motivated by geek glory are willing to give up the chance of return for
freedom from external authority, but those of us with kids in college
find the paradox most unsettling. I will speak to why open source
doesn't make economic sense and what can be done about it.
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