This weekend I had a chance to try out a post on Lifehacker on how to replace the Ubuntu 10.04 menu with a more usable & elegant ‘Linux Mint‘ menu. It hardly took 5 minutes and the result look like this:
I can’t imagine even trying to change a Windows start menu to something different. This just shows the innovation power of ‘open-source’ and giving real freedom to the users. With the right balance of openness we can give users the power to innovate while still enabling a business to thrive and develop differentiating intellectual property.
What’s your take on open innovation?