"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..."