"How do we evolve open-source business models to ensure vendors get paid without resorting to the same lock-in tactics that the proprietary world has used?"

When you walk into a building, you have a level of assurance that it will not fall down on you. Is that because you can have confidence in its contruction materials?


When it comes to facilities, technologists naturally tend to focus on the materials science, the nature of the construction materials used. 

But there's much more to it than construction materials, of course. If other important aspects of sound building practices are not considered, the result is not a viable building.

Let's take a look at a really superior set of construction materials, to illustrate why good materials do not by themselves make a good building.

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