A discussion on how we can develop and address various cultural and societal aspects using open source developments over the last decade, as an analogy. A look at the development of open source and discuss why large companies are committing resources to open source as it makes business economic sense. What it is to give respect not only to inventors but to the uncredited many, and how we can use this as an analogy to look at various aspects of a culture as information infrastructure.
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How Open source is making business economic sense; Infrastructure Discussion; ICT for Development and cost implications; Open Source in International Market Economy; The Google discussion and Consolidation of Services; Open source and usability discussion; Reference Links and related references; Discussants, Contributors