Open Source

  • Software developed by multiple parties
  • Shared/non-ownership of code
  • Promotes innovation by giving an incentive for developers who benefit from entire ecosystem
  • May be difficult to keep consistent and may have hidden technical costs
  • Can rapidly accelerate development across coopetitors (cooperative competitors) a la Linux 


  • Linux
  • Thread Group
  • Darwin
  • Raspberry Pi
  • OpenStack