Openness is a value

Doc Searls asks on LJ:

What if Yahoo’s main value isn’t its search engine or its advertising business, but the openness that makes it more Net-native and hacker-friendly than Microsoft?

Right… what if? I don’t think that today’s Microsoft understand the value of openness. But (possible) new Microsoft starting in June probably will. We’ll have to wait until then, but I’m not holding my breath. I just hoped I bought Yahoo shares a week ago 🙁

It’s worth reading the whole article Yahoo’s Openness Asset | Linux Journal