Allison Randal has some insights from her Twitter stream today about how open source is more than just a way to create and share code.

Open source isn’t just a licensing/business strategy, it’s a better way of producing software and a better way of training developers. The driving principle of the academic model is to make students fail. The bell curve rules, if all students pass something is ‘wrong’. The driving principle of open source is to help each developer reach their own greatest potential. Good developers are good for the project.