Open-source advocates: Academia, industry must play nice

[caption id="attachment_41876" align="alignleft" width="150"] Open-source software allows even students to contribute code.[/caption]

Compromise between the Ivory Tower and industry, IT experts say, is the future of open-source technologies in higher education.

Mainstreaming open, collaborative technologies in colleges and universities will require a delicate balance of vendor involvement and experimentation among campus technology decision makers who are willing to stray from the technological old school.

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