Innovation Happens Elsewhere book cover

Innovation Happens Elsewhere

Open Source as Business Strategy

Hardbound, 424 Pages

Published: April 2005

Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 978-1-55860-889-4


  • "Innovation Happens Elsewhere is at least as important for those who have no interest in software as those who do, because in the details of the history and practice of the open source community lie clues to the institutional adaptations of the information economy; in the clauses of the various software licenses lie the case law that will come to define property in the information age. There are other books that have a great deal to say about this evolution, but none combines the personal experience and inside-out insight to be gained from the engagement of Ron Goldman and Richard Gabriel in so many flesh-and-blood open source projects and the development of the structures that have supported them."—from the foreword by Chris Meyer, Monitor Group


  • Foreword by Chris Meyer, Monitor GroupPrefaceAcknowledgements
    1. IntroductionOpen Source: A Different Way Of Doing BusinessInnovation Happens ElsewhereJumping InUnderstanding Open SourceCommunitiesWho This Book Is Intended ForWho Else This Book Is Intended For
    2. Innovation Happens ElsewhereOpen Source Is A CommonsCan The Commons Make A Difference?The Commons And SoftwareOpen Versus ClosedUse Of The Commons: Creativity & ConversationsInnovation Happens Elsewhere
    3. What Is Open Source?Open Source In BriefPhilosophical Tenets Of Open SourceOpen Source And Agile MethodologiesCommon Open Source Myths, Misconceptions & QuestionsOpen Source And CommunityThe Secret Of Why Open Source WorksVariations On Open Source: Gated Communities And Internal Open SourceOpen Source: Why Do They Do It?
    4. Why Consider Open Source?Business Reasons For Choosing To Open Source Your CodeCreating Your Business Model And Following Through With ItMeasuring SuccessAn Example: The Innovation Happens Elsewhere StrategyBusiness Reasons For Using Open Source Products
    5. LicensesWhat The License DoesWhat The License Does Not DoMore On CopyrightAnd A Quick Word On PatentsThe LicensesDual LicensingSupplementing The License—Contributor AgreementsLicenses For Documentation
    6. How To Do Open Source DevelopmentThe Infrastructure Needed For An Open Source ProjectSoftware LifecycleBuilding A CommunityEnding An Open Source ProjectJoining An Existing Open Source ProjectOpen Source Within A Company
    7. Going With Open SourceDeciding To Do Open SourceHow To Prepare To Do Open Source At Your CompanyGetting Approval From Your CompanyProblems You Can Expect To Encounter
    8. How To Build MomentumMarketing Your ProjectFocus On Your Users And ContributorsCommunity OutreachHarvesting InnovationWelcome The Unexpected
    9. What To Avoid—Known Problems And FailuresNot Understanding Open SourceDon't Needlessly Duplicate An Existing EffortLicensing IssuesDesign IssuesCode IssuesTrying To Control Too MuchMarketing IssuesTension Between An Open Source Project And The Rest Of Your CompanyCommunity IssuesLack Of ResourcesRecovering From Mistakes
    10. Closing Thoughts
    Appendix A: ResourcesFurther ReadingWebsites Of InterestToolsLicenses
    Appendix B: LicensesApache Software LicenseArtistic LicenseBerkeley Software Distribution (BSD)FreeBSD Documentation LicenseGNU 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 .NETMIT Or X LicenseMozilla Public License (MPL)Open Publication LicenseSun Community Source License (SCSL)Sun Industry Standards Source License (SISSL)Sun Public Documentation License (PDL)
    Appendix C: Contributor AgreementsApache Contributor AgreementFree Software Foundation Copyright Assignment FormMozilla Contributor AssignmentOpenOffice.Org Contributor AssignmentProject JXTA Contributor Assignment
    Appendix D: Article From XML.Com


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