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    What is Open Source? Much of the software created in today’s world is created by a company who then has total control over modifying, distributing, monetizing, and granting rights for it. This means that users who purchase the software cannot modify it, share it, and may not actually own it. On the other hand, Open Source software has its code available on the internet for anyone to inspect, copy, modify, and distribute. This makes it cheaper than closed source software, more secure, free to control or “libre”, and very flexible. There are many open source information systems, but the question is, should you choose them? Benefits of Open Source Software The main benefits of open source software are its freedom, quality, security, and flexibility. Being free doesn’t just mean the software does not cost money to use,…

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    Open Source Software Projects: A Balance of Trust and Control According to Jones et al. (2005), trust is the single most important driver for the success of virtual teams. However, as a result of Michael Gallivan’s (2001) case study on open source software projects, he now believes that there is another variable to this movement that can be found in control. He presents the McDonaldization theory by identifying four aspects of modern organizations: efficiency, calculability, predictability and…

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    In his iconic book, “The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary” (Raymond , 1999), contrast Raymond between two different work (or software develop) methods: the Cathedral model and the Bazaar model. According to the Cathedral model, which is more common in the commercial software companies, the develop of software is done by an exclusive group of software developers and the end user is getting (or buying) a close package with readymade source…

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    Free Economy Model

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    globalisation and the network economy this public content can be viewed and shared all around the world. Wikipedia for example is the largest online wiki website, it is non-for profit and is considered more up to date than the encyclopedia Britannica (Kelly, 2009). YouTube is another public shared platform and is a popular video streaming service which has up to one billion active worldwide users per month (The Huggington Post, 2015). These are just two of the many examples of platforms with a…

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    "Have patience" declares Dale everyday as we work on the farm. One time we had a calf stuck, and we had to get it up and pull it out. It was on Christmas morning and we had to do it before we started Christmas. I did not have much experience pulling calves but I had to assist anyway. I had no idea that pulling a calf would be so difficult. One time before Christmas morning we were out checking the cows when suddenly we spotted a cow that was having trouble trying to have a calf. So we went…

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    Slaughter's Claim

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    main claim of her essay is to promote the United States to adopt a grand strategy of building and maintaining an open international order based on three pillars: open societies, open governments, and an open international system. Slaughter describes open as participatory type of networks, that are transparent with their actions, and that there is a sense of autonomy. Assessment The overall quality of Slaughter’s argument…

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    The word “prodigal” originates from Latin roots that together mean “to drive forth.” It signifies the quality of one that drives forth his/her money by spending with reckless abandon, which is present in the Biblical parable the ”Prodigal Son.” A father has two sons, the younger desperately impatient to receive his inheritance. So, the prodigal son demands of his father to receive his inheritance before he passes away. In other words, the son diminishes the tragedy of his father’s eventual…

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    Ideo Case Study

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    recognize opportunities to innovate so as to create sustainable competitive advantage. It became apparent that companies can no longer afford to rely entirely on their own ideas to advance their business, nor can they restrict their innovations to a single path to market (Henry W.Chesbrough, 2003). In that vein, open innovation and crowdsourcing are trending up and becoming a manifestation of a larger bandwagon…

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    But to make the recipient sad or regretful was one thing, driving them to suicide was another. Even if she wanted to accept, to do what she did, Amarante needed to first harvest the emotion from a source. The kind of despair that would be required to tempt someone to kill themselves would mean the source would also have to be deeply suicidal. ‘Mrs. Snider, I’m familiar with the medicines you’ve supplied in the past, and I’m not asking for much more than that. If it is the death that…

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    Frito Lay Crowdsourcing

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    word crowdsourcing was instituted in 2005 and it is a words' compression "crowd" and "outsourcing". The term for the part that is most means the online (and some of the time disconnected from the net) outsourcing of particular undertakings to a vast gathering of self-distinguished individuals who each add to the final result. The undertakings can change from genuine dreary work to thoughts, criticism and money that are rising. The individual can be gifted in a region that is particular…

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