Open source efforts, where many people contribute without compensation to a shared effort, may mark the next decade of collective law department efforts to obtain and disseminate management information. Open source will take off when law departments devise methods of recognizing contributions by their quality.
Currently, we have proprietary knowledge sources, such as ACC, the General Counsel Roundtable, Practicing Law Company, and the CLO Programme. Against the inexorable sucking sound of the internet, it seems certain that we will eventually have open source on-line repositories of legal management knowledge. Who knows, this blog is part of that future.