By: John D. McGregor


“Open” seems to be the adjective of choice lately in software engineering circles. Open source, open interface, and open standard are all terms in popular use, but “open” doesn't mean the same thing in every use. What they have in common is that the decision to make something open has strategic implications for the organization. It changes fundamental aspects about how products are produced.

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John D. McGregor, “Openness”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 6, no. 6 (July 2007), pp. 7-14, doi:10.5381/jot.2007.6.6.c1.

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