Three good articles on IT/Open Source that I caught this week:
Cory Doctorow writing in the Harvard Business Review on IT versus users. I sit on both sides of the IT fence from time to time, as both user and administrator. I can see both sides of the argument, and I hope we do give people the chance to experiment, but for every heretic there’s also the total nutter who infects all the pcs with viruses…
Useful article on selling open source ideas from Og Maciel. Ignore the comments that degenerate quickly into a “my linux is better than yours” argument- again completely unconstructive and besides the point in this case, and focus on the article, which is a useful round-up of what you should focus on to get your idea out there to as many people as possible.
The Guardian on the rise of open source, and in particular the big companies switching over. I could have done with this article at the AGI Open Source day really- to convince the naysayers that you don’t have to be a maverick archaeology unit to make the switch.