Posts Tagged ‘ecology’

An open platform for digital economy

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Some days ago I had the opportunity to give a lesson at ALMA Graduate School in Bologna (Italy), within the Master in Business Administration of the Information Systems course by prof. Danilo Montesi. It’s an annual appointment for me, in which I’m honoured to participate as a testimonial. This is a real opportunity to launch […]

Radical Open Source – Economics

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

A long time ago I wrote my first post on Radical Openness. I promised to post something more about the Economics lying behind the Radical Openness approach, even though it is  quite a challenge for me. As both an industrial IT manager and a representative of open source communities, when dealing with open source projects […]

SpagoBI Stories – Let’s start afresh

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Some time ago I published a post on this blog focused on what a story is in open source. As for SpagoBI, its stories are  mainly customers’ references. Let’s start afresh: I’m looking for your stories now. I’m going to write a composite SpagoBI story. I don’t know its final format yet: it depends on […]

A glossary for ecology of value

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

When I deal with ecology of value, I use some terms that may appear a little dark, such as software lock-in, vendor lock-in, pure open source business/delivery model, project (and product) centric business model, customer satisfaction, community participation and more. Providing you with a real glossary would be a demanding effort, probably returning uncertain results: […]

No price, no value?

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Some days ago I posted “Buy less, spend better”, highlighting one of the main benefits of adopting SpagoBI suite or, in general terms, of choosing an open source product adopting the pure open source delivery model. Now you can argue that a product with no price has no value either. If you believe it, this […]

Buy less, spend better

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

The SpagoWorld initiative vision focuses on the sustainable development of mission-critical applications for enterprises and organizations. It’s all about project-oriented solutions, balancing the weights in the development phase. In other words: it’s about asking customers to buy less and spend better. Some days ago, I had a glance at a news referencing the world’s 50 […]

Which relationship between enterprises and the free software community?

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Finally, the paper supporting my speech at the 5th Italian Conference on Free Software, June 2011,  is available. It includes many quotes coming from the Community track of fOSSa Conference 2010 – by the way, stay tuned with fOSSa 2011: registration will open soon! – and from the Open World Forum Paris, 2010 – come […]