Peer to Peer Networks

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Peer to Peer Networks
1 Pure Network
1.1 egalatarian
1.2 voluntary
1.3 Hybridisation
1.3.1 Meritocratic Principle
1.3.1.1 leaders are most skilled and experiences members
2 Information Economics
2.1 property rights -> upside down
2.1.1 can share and modify but must share your changes with the community
2.1.2 no exclusion
2.1.3 open source licences / general public licences
2.2 Motivation similar to Entre
2.2.1 passion
2.2.2 exposure
2.2.3 status
2.2.4 experience
2.2.5 may be paid by employer (IBM, Intel)
2.3 Bypass traditional firm overheads
2.3.1 contracts
2.3.2 quality control
2.3.3 costs of integration
2.3.4 attract diverse talent pool
3 IBM
3.1 Open Source Experiment in 1990s
3.1.1 embraced open computing driven by adversity
3.1.2 donated proprietary software to OS community
3.1.3 allowed for speedy innovation, very low cost
3.1.4 competitive advantage
3.1.4.1 made billions by 2006
3.1.4.2 estimated they saved $1bn / yr in costs
3.2 Intrapreneurship in 1980s
3.2.1 create culture of innovation
3.2.1.1 New entity which is entrepreneurial set up to create PC
3.2.1.1.1 given $100m
3.2.1.1.2 outsourced op. system to Microsoft
3.2.1.1.3 PCs sold via retail outlets not IBM
3.2.2 Creative Destruction: Personal Computer replaced mainframe computing
3.2.3 adapted to thrive
4 Works Best For:
4.1 producing information / culture as output
4.2 process can be broken down into chunks
5 harness power of mass networks to create new G&S
5.1 harness skill, talent more efficiently than firm heirarchy
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