Adam Bowen will be presenting on “The Simple Economics of Open Source” by Josh Lerner and Jean Tirole: http://www.people.hbs.edu/jlerner/simple.pdf
Why would anyone write software for free? Why do companies give their software away? The answer is not “altruism,” and certainly not “because it’s the right thing to do.” This paper can help us understand how our industry embraced the strange practice of developing open source software, and how we can begin to determine the value of our own open source contributions.
Food this month is sponsored by Beacon Hill Technologies—many thanks to them for feeding us!
Adam Bowen is a Senior Application Developer working at ej4, LLC.