Open Innovation and Opensource Software

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Open Innovation and Opensource Software

  1. 1. Pradyot Sahu OPEN INNOVATION AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE - AN INTRODUCTION
  2. 2. Innovation - Definition 1. The act of introducing something new. 2. Something newly introduced.
  3. 3. Open Innovation <ul><li>Use of Innovations in the form of processes or products or knowledge created by others. </li></ul><ul><li>Internal innovations not being used should be taken outside by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>licensing, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>joint ventures, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>spin-offs </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Open Innovation Characteristics <ul><li>Purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerated Organic growth of innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance on the outside innovators or users who innovate on a purpose (may or may not for monetary benefits)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Innovators innovate for other companies </li></ul><ul><li>New breed of open innovators(individuals or organizations) who innovate for own/others needs. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Open Innovation in Open Source Software <ul><li>IP Philosophy – Open and available to all </li></ul><ul><li>Production via collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Participation (Sun, Microsoft, IBM)‏ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Open Source as Open Innovation <ul><li>Open source software developments open to all say in a sf.net hosted project </li></ul><ul><li>Pooled/Joint R&D – Linux and Mozilla </li></ul><ul><li>Spinouts – Mozilla from Netscape, Eclipse from IBM </li></ul><ul><li>Selling Components – Apache, KDE </li></ul><ul><li>Donated Complements – Avalanche, PC Game “Mods” (Make money by core innovation but seek complements by donated development)‏ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Open Innovators in Open Source Software Development <ul><li>Planners or Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Architects </li></ul><ul><li>Code writers </li></ul><ul><li>Bug fixers </li></ul><ul><li>Testers </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancement requestors (users/customers)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Customers (Automated Test Data thru Internet) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Open Source NOT Open Innovation <ul><li>Non-participation of the founders with future developers of the same open source </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of Open Source Software Projects developed by few software developers </li></ul><ul><li>Mozilla abandoned by AOL/Netscape </li></ul><ul><li>Several Xerox Palo Alto Spin-offs </li></ul>
  9. 9. Open Innovation NOT Open Source <ul><li>Innovation is open to all but Internal components and their workings are NOT open source </li></ul><ul><li>IBM PC with Windows and Intel and other components </li></ul>
  10. 10. QUESTIONS ?

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