I have seen the open source mentality develop over time and sometimes I find it hard to embrace because of where I come from. I started life many moons ago as a product development engineer and we had a mentality of keeping our work secret until new products were released. This was so different to today’s collaborative open source approach.
What started me thinking about this was a post on Pippin Williamson’s blog where he takes such an open approach to his business that he even publishes his financial review for the year.
It’s worth a read.
I do not think I’d go quite that far but I am sure there is a principle here that we produce better solutions when we openly embrace the input from others.