Yes, I hope all our contributions "self improve" so to speak--previous
comments are all quit inspiring!
It was tempting to pontificate on the benefits of open source, versus
sale-able Intellectual Property, since SRI (as the case-use for many
research organizations) tends to measure it's success on IP. I would like to
know more about SRI's education initiative since that project provides a
counter example to IP as a metric for success.
Perhaps one approach to selling an Open Source initiative to an IP centric
organization is to highlight the potential of the in-flow of Intellectual
Capital to that organization--ie, talented people with notions of global
service. Thus any sponsor of a Bootstrap initiative that *educates* its
participants on a common language of knowledge deployment and organizational
self-improvement would benefit from the eventual in-flow of people that
would introduce new efficiencies to their own organization. (who was it, at
the colloquium, that showed how even a small increase in efficiency
compounded over many years would induce a significant difference in the
From: Eric Armstrong [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 8:52 PM
Subject: Re: [unrev-II] one paragraph summary
Wow. Really, really good. I like it a lot.
(Our "litmus" tester is Pat Lincoln. He has a real good
sense of what goes over well in a setting like this.
It will be interesting to see how he reacts to this and
to the paragraph I just posted
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