To ensure growth of a nation's digital economy, government information technology policy must foster innovation and openness. But good technology is not enough. Government policy must also promote an economic framework that enables good business practices.
Mashup camps are the latest incarnation of the remix culture, bringing together the creators of technology, their consumers and enablers, all under one roof.
This year’s Foo Camp remixed brainstorming amongst peers. Focused yet relaxed discussions over a couple of days resulted in ideas and solutions, strengthened social networks and crystalized thoughts into next steps for all.
The philosophy and practice of collaboration in open source software forms a win-win model for developers, vendors and users alike. Fundamental economic drivers are changing the nature of competition in the software industry. The competitive landscape is transforming from a few high peaks where monopoly product vendors dominate the market to a more varied terrain of participants collaborating on basic technologies and tools while competing on value-added services.