When I think about what makes the online work environment so different from a traditional business model – the business model I had for many years labored under – it all comes down to two words – Open Source. Capitalism can bring out the best in the best people … but then there’s that protective quality in a traditional business to keep your your best kept secrets - just that -SECRET! Let alone share them with the world at large. For fear of sharing industry secrets with the competition.
Its a enormous shift when you realize that there are actually people all over the world who contribute to systems such as WordPress all with a similar goal in mind. Everyone shares all the resources and fruits of their labors for free with each other and the world. Open Source – MASSIVE Value what a concept. I’m sure the typical person who uses the internet and websites everyday has no idea that one of the Main Reasons technology is moving as fast as it has been for a number of years is simply due to the efforts of all the programmers around the world Sharing their ideas, knowledge and the fruits of their labors for common good.