How Open source is making business economic sense

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Kiran's argument that business economic sense would consider open source as infrastructure started this discussion.

http://jace.zaiki.in/2010/01/21/open-source-as-infrastructure

Some thoughts are documented by Ramkumar

What drives open source by Ramkumar

http://artagnon.com/what-drives-open-source
http://artagnon.com/modern-thoughts-on-open-source

Searl's writing that support this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc_Searls
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/understanding-infrastructure

"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"

http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/ubiquitize_infrastructure.JPG

Ubiquity creates infrastructure. Commoditization moves from Scarcity to Ubiquity.