Subject: Re: Need quotes for an article...
From: Peter Wayner <pcw2@flyzone.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 15:42:39 -0500

Note also a more methodical study:

http://www.dwheeler.com/sloc/


On Dec 23, 2004, at 11:10 AM, Robin 'Roblimo' Miller wrote:

> Here's the opening paragraph of an article I'm writing:
>
> According to MIT's <a  
> href="Technology">http://www.technologyreview.com/index.asp">Technology  
> Review</a>, the world's top R&D spender isn't Microsoft. It's Ford.  
> Pfizer is number two, DaimlerChrysler is number three, and Toyota is  
> number four. IBM is number eight. Microsoft is number twelve. While  
> it's unlikely that all the open source software development and  
> research in the world represents nearly as much R&D investment as  the  
> bottom entry on Technology Review's <a  
> href="http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/04/12/ 
> scorecard1204.asp?p=5">"Top 15" list</a> (Volkwagen), it probably  
> would make their (pdf link) <a  
> href="http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/04/12/ 
> scorecard21204.pdf">list of 150 top research spenders</a>. But how do  
> we meaure the value of open source development in financial terms?  
> Should we even try to measure it this way or look for a different  
> metric that includes social value, not just money?
>
>
> Anyone want to answer these questions? This is for publication....
>
> - Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
>
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