Came across the essay The Economics of Open Source Education. It does a good job analyzing the effects of open source on education.
It is only in the past couple of years that we started to see the effects of open source in the software industry. It has created new business models for building and selling software. Now that the world is more connected, I believe its effects will appear in new domains beyond software.
Open source is one of the great innovations that will impact the 21st Century. Enjoy the article!