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Managing Open Source vs. Proprietary Issues

Harvard Business School - In their new book, The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development, HBS professor Josh Lerner and London School of Economics professor Mark Schankerman look at the impact of open source software on economic development, as well as the resulting policy and management implications. In this excerpt, they discuss how corporate managers should consider the interaction of open source and proprietary on software they develop and use.