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Open-Source Software May Benefit Your Supply. Or Not.

The open-source movement has encouraged a range of companies, from high-tech start-ups to technology giants, to try their hand at collaborative software development. It also has provided a model for the "open innovation" movement at such companies as Procter & Gamble Company, which have advanced their market positions by using social networks and data sharing to improve and expand product development and streamline their supply chains. But caution is advised.

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The open-source movement has encouraged a range of companies, from high-tech start-ups to technology giants, to try their hand at collaborative software development. It also has provided a model for the "open innovation" movement at such companies as Procter & Gamble Company, which have advanced their market positions by using social networks and data sharing to improve and expand product development and streamline their supply chains. But caution is advised.

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