One of the biggest issues that the IT department in my organization has had withresearching and piloting various web 2.0 technologies has been open access. They are concerned about the security of our network and the introduction of viruses, worms, content manipulation / false representation, etc. While the concerns are valid, I can’t yet grasp the impacts of their concerns.
I had a personal experience where my account on Myspace was hacked and my account was used to advertise various products. Once I changed my password to something more secure and claimed my “site” back…the issue was relatively “small” in the grand scheme of things. The hackers didn’t spread a virus all over Myspace, they didn’t post nasty comments, etc.
I’m curious as to some of the issues that you may have had regarding open access / open content and how they were handled. Please feel free to share!