open innovation

We live in an open source world
"We live in an open source world." For many readers of opensource.com, those words are probably a part of your daily life; in all likelihood, you take them for granted.  They reflect the commonality of how many of you work, and engage publicly. But I heard those words last month from a former... Read more
1 comment Posted 5 Mar 2012 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Open innovation is good for business
Open innovation is an area only beginning to enter mainstream enterprises, despite years of success in open source communities. It allows people both inside and outside the company to get involved and collaborate on new products and processes that result in beneficial change. Dr. Andrew McAfee, who... Read more
1 comment Posted 9 Feb 2012 by Cheryl McKinnon Feed
Crowdsourced ideas make participating in government cool again
The PA Times, published by the American Society of Public Administration, issued a special edition called "From Bureaucratic to Cool: A Call for Public Service." My article on “Crowdsourced Ideas Make Participating in Government Cool Again” describes how government agencies on all levels are... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Dec 2011 by Ines Mergel Feed
Three myths about innovation
Innovation, simply defined, is the process that takes new ideas and implements them in a way that creates value. It's not the same thing as invention, which is an event that occurs at a distinct point in time, often resulting in a single product. Innovation is the extension of invention, the... Read more
1 comment Posted 9 Dec 2011 by Jim Stikeleather Feed
“Winning the Future through Open Innovation,” is a progress report recently released by Aneesh Chopra, US Chief Technology Officer, to the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) on the Administration’s Open Government Initiative.The report highlights a number of programs at different... Read more
1 comment Posted 22 Jun 2011 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Earlier this week, Fast Company posted an article by Jens Martin Skibsted and Rasmus Bech Hansen (thanks to Gunnar Hellekson for sending it my way) that may be of interest to folks seeing success with their open source and open innovation efforts. The article is entitled "User-Led Innovation Can't... Read more
11 comments Posted 16 Feb 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
2010 has been a fantastic year on the Business channel here at opensource.com. The Business channel's goal is to highlight examples where the open source way has been (or could be) applied to improve businesses. Not just in software development, but in the management, culture, operations, brand,... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Dec 2010 by Jeff Mackanic (Red Hat) Feed
While “open” normally has connotations of public goods, the idea of “open”–ness has been used for decades as a competitive strategy by firms in the computers and communications industries. Phrases like “open standard,” “open source” and more recently “open innovation” have been used to refer to... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Dec 2010 by Joel West Feed
Even if you know when the term "open innovation" was coined, do you know who came up with it? Professor Henry Chesbrough, Executive Director of the Center for Open Innovation at the University of California (Berkeley), first used the term in his book, Open Innovation – The New Imperative for... Read more
1 comment Posted 7 Nov 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Even if you know when the term "open innovation" was coined, do you know who came up with it? Professor Henry Chesbrough, Executive Director of the Center for Open Innovation at the University of California (Berkeley), first used the term in his book, Open Innovation – The New Imperative for... Read more
1 comment Posted 7 Nov 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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