Thursday, December 09, 2004

Some thoughts on Open Source Software

Christensen is amazing. Here are some slides inspired by his work, and other stuff I've found out about open source software.

Here is Clay Christensen's view of how the computer industry "disintegrated" or became more modular in the 80's and 90's.

Standards enabled modularity - and drove innovation. Huge price declines resulted in increased demand. Here is some data from Ray Kurzweil.

Open Source software development has some inherent cost advantages... By nature it encourages modularity and standardization.. so is there a parallel cycle of innovation coming up due to reduced software prices?

Here is one view of how we could look at the disintegration of computing devices (PC, cell phone, PDA etc.) in the past few decades.