In today's fast-paced economy, knowledge truly is power.
As we all know, business and scientific advancements are not created in a vacuum, just look at the development of the Internet.
This communication network owes its evolution to the collaboration of a large group of brilliant individuals. Collaboration within a creative community is also a cornerstone of the alliance business model.
The alliance business model is characterized by the sharing of information, rather than the payment for service or product.
Creative communities share information, create knowledge, and occasionally design a product.
A well-known example of the alliance business model
is the Linux operating system.
As a young student, Linus Torvalds created the Linux as a hobby.
The source code
of Linux was distributed freely, and over time, members of the
Linux alliance have added to the functionality of this operating system.
The original set of instructions for a software program. These instructions are
written in a source language and later inputted into a compiler, or assembler. Compilers and assemblers translate the source
code into object code that the various target machines can understand.