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Open Tech Ecosystems: Future State or Fruitless Discussion?


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Open Tech Ecosystems: Future State or Fruitless Discussion?

  1. 1. Open Tech Ecosystems:<br />Future State or Fruitless Discussion?<br />Randall “Texrat” Arnold<br />MeeGo Community<br />
  2. 2. What is a<br />tech<br />(or digital)<br />Ecosystem?<br />
  3. 3. Is this your world?<br />
  4. 4. SyncML<br />… or do you live in a Meta-system?<br />
  5. 5. Community Level Hacking<br />Encouraged by Rovio*<br />Open Examples:<br />*<br />
  6. 6. Hazards of an Open Tech Ecosystem<br />“Lowest Common Denominator” development<br />Basic HTML 5 used for “everything and the kitchen sink”<br />“Netflix Effect”<br />Hot demand for services like streaming video drives up consumer cost and fragmentation (mini monopolies)<br />Choice Overload<br />When faced with high number of choices, people tend to go with the crowd<br />Major player gets cold feet and drops support<br />…and others fall like dominoes<br />
  7. 7. In General:<br />“…ecosystem wars are fought on three fronts: mindshare, market share and patents.”<br />-Andreas Constantinou<br /><br />
  8. 8. Conclusions?<br />“A digital ecosystem is a self-organising digital infrastructure aimed at creating a digital environment for networked [entities*] that supports the cooperation, the knowledge sharing, the development of open and adaptive technologies and evolutionary business models.”<br /><br />(*my edit, was ‘organisations’)<br />
  9. 9. Thank You!<br />Randall Arnold<br /><br />