Open Sourcing May Be Worth the Risk – HBR

Good read.  Find out how one company assessed and then acted on open sourcing.  Find out the results.

Excerpt:  Our decision to go open source wasn’t easy. Prior to deciding to open source Mobify.js, we had many internal discussions about the initiative, including airing concerns. If people could get the framework for free, would they still need our platform to run it? What if someone else used it to compete with us? What if someone used it for malicious purposes? How will the decision impact our revenue? What if everyone thinks our code is lousy, and nobody likes us?

Read full article via Open Sourcing May Be Worth the Risk – Igor Faletski – Harvard Business Review.


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