How Open source is making business economic sense
Kiran's argument that business economic sense would consider open source as infrastructure started this discussion.
Some thoughts are documented by Ramkumar
What drives open source by Ramkumar
Searl's writing that support this
"It is the generativity of Linux and the Net that makes both function as an essential yet poorly understood form of infrastructure: a kind that serves ecological as well as geological and architectural functions. As generative technologies, they support origination, production and reproduction to an extreme of fecundity that shames the most reproductive species." "I coined the expression 'markets are conversations' [for] I saw the LAN market change utterly, almost overnight, when the whole market shifted its core topic from pipes & protocols to services"
Ubiquity creates infrastructure. Commoditization moves from Scarcity to Ubiquity.