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May 10th, 2016

Goldman Sachs Talks Open Source

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As you might expect for someone who is constantly surrounded by bankers, Don Duet uses the term “intellectual property” a lot — but it’s good to know that Wall Street is investing in sharing.

Goldman Sachs doesn’t get a lot of positive press these days (for good reason), but check out what Don Duet, co-head of the Technology Division there, had to say about open source in this video that was posted last June.

If open source levels the playing field, then in what other ways can the playing field be leveled? Bring this conversation to people you know. Listen and gauge their ideas. Explain what open means to you. What advantages does a level playing field bring to society as a whole? What happens when the playing field is tilted?

For the past 10 years, Phil has been working at a public library in the Washington D.C.-area, helping youth and adults use the 28 public Linux stations the library offers seven days a week. He also writes for MAKE magazine, Opensource.com and TechSoup Libraries. Suggest videos by contacting Phil on Twitter or at pshapiro@his.com.

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