Innovation Happens Elsewhere: Open Source as Business Strategy (Hardcover)

Ron Goldman, Richard P. Gabriel

  • 出版商: Morgan Kaufmann
  • 出版日期: 2005-04-25
  • 售價: $2,450
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$2,328
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 424
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 1558608893
  • ISBN-13: 9781558608894

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It's a plain fact: regardless of how smart, creative, and innovative your organization is, there are more smart, creative, and innovative people outside your organization than inside. Open source offers the possibility of bringing more innovation into your business by building a creative community that reaches beyond the barriers of the business. The key is developing a web-driven community where new types of collaboration and creativity can flourish. Since 1998 Ron Goldman and Richard Gabriel have been helping groups at Sun Microsystems understand open source and advising them on how to build successful communities around open source projects. In this book the authors present lessons learned from their own experiences with open source, as well as those from other well-known projects such as Linux, Apache, and Mozilla.

 

 

Table of Contents:

Foreword by Chris Meyer, Monitor Group
Preface
Acknowledgements

1. Introduction
Open Source: A Different Way Of Doing Business
Innovation Happens Elsewhere
Jumping In
Understanding Open Source
Communities
Who This Book Is Intended For
Who Else This Book Is Intended For

2. Innovation Happens Elsewhere
Open Source Is A Commons
Can The Commons Make A Difference?
The Commons And Software
Open Versus Closed
Use Of The Commons: Creativity & Conversations
Innovation Happens Elsewhere

3. What Is Open Source?
Open Source In Brief
Philosophical Tenets Of Open Source
Open Source And Agile Methodologies
Common Open Source Myths, Misconceptions & Questions
Open Source And Community
The Secret Of Why Open Source Works
Variations On Open Source: Gated Communities And Internal Open Source
Open Source: Why Do They Do It?

4. Why Consider Open Source?
Business Reasons For Choosing To Open Source Your Code
Creating Your Business Model And Following Through With It
Measuring Success
An Example: The Innovation Happens Elsewhere Strategy
Business Reasons For Using Open Source Products

5. Licenses
What The License Does
What The License Does Not Do
More On Copyright
And A Quick Word On Patents
The Licenses
Dual Licensing
Supplementing The License—Contributor Agreements
Licenses For Documentation

6. How To Do Open Source Development
The Infrastructure Needed For An Open Source Project
Software Lifecycle
Building A Community
Ending An Open Source Project
Joining An Existing Open Source Project
Open Source Within A Company

7. Going With Open Source
Deciding To Do Open Source
How To Prepare To Do Open Source At Your Company
Getting Approval From Your Company
Problems You Can Expect To Encounter

8. How To Build Momentum
Marketing Your Project
Focus On Your Users And Contributors
Community Outreach
Harvesting Innovation
Welcome The Unexpected

9. What To Avoid—Known Problems And Failures
Not Understanding Open Source
Don't Needlessly Duplicate An Existing Effort
Licensing Issues
Design Issues
Code Issues
Trying To Control Too Much
Marketing Issues
Tension Between An Open Source Project And The Rest Of Your Company
Community Issues
Lack Of Resources
Recovering From Mistakes

10. Closing Thoughts

Appendix A: Resources
Further Reading
Websites Of Interest
Tools
Licenses

Appendix B: Licenses
Apache Software License
Artistic License
Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD)
FreeBSD Documentation License
GNU Free Documentation License (FDL)
GNU General Public License (GPL)
GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)
IBM Common Public License (CPL)
Microsoft Shared Source License For Windows CE .NET
MIT Or X License
Mozilla Public License (MPL)
Open Publication License
Sun Community Source License (SCSL)
Sun Industry Standards Source License (SISSL)
Sun Public Documentation License (PDL)

Appendix C: Contributor Agreements
Apache Contributor Agreement
Free Software Foundation Copyright Assignment Form
Mozilla Contributor Assignment
OpenOffice.Org Contributor Assignment
Project JXTA Contributor Assignment

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