Open Standards, Open Source, And Open Innovation: Harnessing the Benefits of Openness

Apr 1, 2006
Digitization of information and the growth of the Internet have profoundly expanded the capacity for openness, which can be viewed largely as a function of the accessibility and responsiveness (meaning the ability of anyone to make modifications) of a work or process. In this report, the Digital Connections Council of the Committee for Economic Development (CED) studies the impact of three manifestations of openness in order to gauge the importance of openness, and to determine whether public policy should encourage it, restrict it, or be neutral.
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