Open Source, Innovation and the Internet

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Internet would probably not exist, at least as we know it, without Open Source. It is an important fertilizer for innovative solutions, powers large sites. and at the same time it has also been the primary groundbreaker for internet prevalence.

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  • Open Source, Innovation and the Internet

    1. 1. Open Source, Innovation and the Internet Dag Blakstad, Senior Consultant, Webstep Open Source, Innovation and the Internet by Dag Blakstad is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Norway License .
    2. 2. 3 friends <ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>on the Internet </li></ul>Forming a foundation for business and information exchange
    3. 3. Why is Open Source so important? <ul><li>Imagine WWW without the Apache Http Server </li></ul><ul><li>or email without sendmail </li></ul>
    4. 4. Open Source sets you free <ul><li>Invent, not reinvent </li></ul><ul><li>Stay focused at what the projects should achieve </li></ul><ul><li>Improve or replace as you need </li></ul>
    5. 5. Open Source impact on Innovation <ul><li>Make it possible for innovative people to focus on their idea by using open source for common needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Let innovative people express and share software artifacts enabling crowdsourcing. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Innovation <ul><li>If you don't innovate to kill your products, others will - Guy Kawasaki </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source empowers individuals and small groups of people to create great and useful software. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Open Source is self reinforcing <ul><li>New projects and services are built with Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>New Open Source projects is incepted by innovators creating new services </li></ul>
    8. 8. Social Media as innovation medium <ul><li>Growing communities around projects </li></ul><ul><li>Gathering knowledge, creativity and energy to further improve ideas and projects </li></ul>
    9. 9. Social innovation <ul><li>Social media makes Open Source development more convenient </li></ul><ul><li>For enterprises to get more involved, social media is important and necessary </li></ul>
    10. 10. Open Innovation <ul><li>A term promoted by Henry Chesbrough, professor and executive directory at the center for Open Innovation at Berkeley, University of California </li></ul>
    11. 11. Open Source in the clouds <ul><li>Open Source products is often a important/dominant provider of technology in cloud computing </li></ul>
    12. 12. For More Information <ul><li>Open Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikinomics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.socialtext.net/wikinomics/index.cgi?wikinomics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Websteps Open Innovation Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>https://sites.google.com/a/webstep.no/openinnovation/Home </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Dag Blakstad, [email_address] or http://twitter.com/dagb Open Source, Innovation and the Internet. Open Source, Innovation and the Internet by Dag Blakstad is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Norway License .

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