By roberth on Apr 24, 2007
I particularly liked this in the Motley fool article article where they're talking about what we might annouce today.
"What a novel idea -- harness the enthusiasm, manpower, and expertise of "your entire customer base rather than micromanage your most valuable intellectual properties. Open platforms supported with open arms can do amazing things -- it's how IBM became the dominant system builder in the early days of the PC, picking standard parts off the shelf, and it appears to be working again for Sun. I'd draw parallels to the current state of the entertainment industry here, but that's fodder for a much longer article."
It works with authors too. As Mike blogged yesterday - we often work on ideas, code and concepts with our author base. They're smart - some of them are really smart - they have great ideas for new functionality.
For example we're just had a great collaboration with Constantin on a merged mediawiki / OneStop page ... really cool ... wikis are the wave of the future ... wikis with a little more control, access control, content control etc ... more to come later ..