The computer operating system Linux was introduced in August 1991. It was made available freely but has fueled a number of businesses. How can this be?
I encourage to watch this brief video to appreciate Linux as an entrepreneurial success story.
From the video, Linux provides users with:
The freedom to use the software for any purpose.
The freedom to change the software to suit your needs.
The freedom to share the software with your friends and neighbors.
The freedom to share the changes you make.
Can this exemplar of open innovation be applied to other industries? I certainly hope so.
If you would like to be part of this celebration, you can upload videos and stories of your own experiences with Linux here.