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Many2Many: Open Source Innovation Practices

Apr 09, 2005, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ross Mayfield)

"While we picture the inventor as a solitary, if not asocial genius--this stereotype is not often the case or on the topic of innovation. Invention is a disruptive breakthrough from pure research, that provides a platform for others innovate. Innovation is implementing something new, largely an incremental process of improvement at the margin.

"Innovation springs from diverse groups with specialized expertise. The greatest breakthrough for open source, IMHO, is applying collaborative methodologies for development. Inherent in collaborative practices is a greater opportunity for innovation than competitive practices..."

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