Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Open source computing started with the bicycle

Filed under

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst used his company's Boston user summit this June to explain the core concept behind open source innovation and Computer Weekly reported on the former Delta Airlines chief's comments at that time.

Whitehurst reminded us that it was only 100 years between the invention of the 'autolathe' machine to manufacture "standard components parts" in physical engineering such as the standard screw and, then, subsequently, the invention of the combustion engine and the jet plane.

Standard component parts in the form of nuts, bolts and screws opened the door to innovation in this case.

rest here

More in Tux Machines

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Chromebooks Roy Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 6:37pm
Story Getting to grips with Google’s open-source container project Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 6:16pm
Story Cinnamon 2.8 Desktop Environment to Feature a Visual Workspace Switcher Applet Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 6:12pm
Story Open Source Router Makes Production Debut Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 6:03pm
Story About the systemd controversy... Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 6:00pm
Story Gentoo-Based Porteus Kiosk 3.5.0 Linux OS Features Linux Kernel 4.1.6 LTS, More Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 5:36pm
Story DebEX GNOME Linux Distro Is Based on Debian 8.1 "Jessie" and GNOME 3.14 Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 5:35pm
Story Samsung's Gear S2 Tizen Watch Launches as Android Wear Opens to iOS Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 5:31pm
Story The Leader Of The Ubuntu Phone Project Has Left Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 5:20pm
Story That Awkward Ubuntu Tablet Plans To Go Up For Pre-Order Soon Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 2:35pm