First time I spoke with my Professor about my PhD work, I would like to
compare open source with open innovation. He said "And why do you not compare
open source and open Bar ?"
I think the problem are here, open source software are not only open but
also collaborative with community approach.
Interoperability is the way if you want to create an open software but if
you will be to create an open source software, open are not enough. Community
are not so easy than open.
How could you create a community ? Why another person would like to
work on your project ? What is your software value compare with
another ? Would you like change the world or your business ? Many
companies develop open source software but how many have a real
The business open source dream: A community work for my company, promote my
product and my customers pay.
The community and customers dream: Companies contribute on public software
just for the fun.
A great honey moon
Open source is not only open ! Open is a fun word, very positive but
that is a small part of open source. When you discuss with customers, open is
important less than free. Open is essential but freedom is better and the way
of success is community.
"Open is ok, freedom is better but community is very essential
Free or not free that is an open question