Innovation Happens Elsewhere: Open Source as Business Strategy (Ron Goldman, et al)

 
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Innovation Happens Elsewhere: Open Source as Business Strategy (Ron Goldman, et al)

No matter how intelligent, inventive, and creative your company is, the truth is that there are more intelligent, inventive, and creative people outside of your company than inside.

By fostering a creative community that transcends organizational boundaries, open source offers the potential to increase innovation within your company. The secret is creating an online community where novel forms of cooperation and innovation can thrive. Ron Goldman and Richard Gabriel have provided organizations at Sun Microsystems with an understanding of open source and guidance on how to create thriving communities around open source projects since 1998.

Lessons from other well-known projects like Linux, Apache, and Mozilla are presented in this book together with the authors' personal open-source experiences.

  • Describes how open source development works and offers persuasive reasons for using it to help achieve business goals.
  • Shows how to use open source in day-to-day work discusses the various licenses in use and describes what makes for a successful project.
  • Written in an engaging style for executives, managers, and engineers that addresses the human and business issues involved in open source development as well as its history, philosophy, and future

Ebook Details

About the Authors
Ron Goldman and Richard Gabriel have provided organizations at Sun Microsystems with an understanding of open source and guidance on how to create thriving communities around open source projects since 1998.
Published
Published Date / Year
1 edition (April 25, 2005); eBook (Creative Commons Licensed)
License(s)
CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Hardcover
424 pages
eBook Format
HTML
ISBN-10
1558608893
ISBN-13
978-1558608894

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