Openness and innovation in the information society

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  • Openness and innovation in the information society

    1. 1. Openness and innovation in the information society Dr Ian Brown, OII
    2. 2. Open Access <ul><li>Growing influence of open licences - Creative Commons (60m+ items) and GPL </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for greater global impact of European culture through innovative licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for European software firms to overcome US first-mover advantage through building open source products and services </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for European governments to support local software capacity by procuring open source </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for European universities to teach the world by collaborating on open source learning materials </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for soft power projection </li></ul>
    3. 3. Alternative business models <ul><li>Touring, merchandise, scores, branding, try-before-buy, mash-ups, consulting… </li></ul><ul><li>openbusiness.cc </li></ul><ul><li>openrightsgroup.org/creativebusiness/ </li></ul>
    4. 4. Net neutrality & end-to-end <ul><li>Continued net neutrality and application of end-to-end principle critical to continued innovation… </li></ul><ul><li>… as are transparency and strong competition enforcement </li></ul>
    5. 5. Competition regulation for the Internet era <ul><li>Strong, transparent pro-active competition regulation is key </li></ul><ul><li>Generativity of PC + Internet ecosystem has driven radical innovation and should be maintained </li></ul>

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