The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech
Open source: collaborative, transparent, public and vital to the future.
When you picture a software engineer building brilliant code, you may imagine them hunkered down in a dark room, glowering at a computer screen, intent on keeping the new creation secret. But according to experts Kevin Xu and Jordan Schneider, that’s far from an accurate picture. Most software engineers “prefer to work with and on open source projects,” even when they don’t make much money, or get much credit. This report from WIRED explains why open source is a win for America, and for the world, and why policymakers should take steps to support it.
About the Author
Kevin Xu is an investor and adviser for OSS Capital, an open source start up. He served in the Obama White House. Jordan Schneider hosts the blog, Lawfare’s ChinaTalk podcast, and authors the ChinaTalk newsletter.
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