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The Business of Free Software: Enterprise Incentives, Investment, and Motivation in the Open Source Community

IBM has contributed more than $1 billion to the development and promotion of the Linux operating system, and other vendors such as Sun are ramping up open source software efforts and investment. Why do information technology vendors that have traditionally sold proprietary software invest millions of dollars in OSS? Where have they chosen to invest, […]


I’ve been interested in the electronic arts since the early 1980s when I built my first synthesiser.Completing a degree in electronic engineering was followed by several years in military R&D – intelligent battlefield systems etc, and then by six years in academia. At Cambridge, UCL, and London Business School I worked on cutting-edge research projects […]