The second TIM lecture this Fall will take place on Thursday, Dec.12, from 6-9pm. It will be given by Michael Weiss from the faculty of the TIM program.
The lecture will take place in Room SP 303, St. Patrick’s Building, Carleton University. Please note the new location.
The event is open to all. To help us plan the event, however, please register here.
Open source has become an integral part of commercial software development. Whereas in the past, open source software development was considered to be driven by volunteer effort, today most of it is carried out by companies. How companies leverage open source ranges from the adoption of open source development practices, the use of open source development tools, and the integration of open source components into products to active contributions to existing open source projects, and the initiation of their own company-led open source projects. Open source furthermore enables companies to collaborate on the creation of common assets that they can jointly use in product development.
This talk will focus on open source businesses. An open source business is a business built around an open source offer. Open source is used by the business as a strategy to strengthen its business model. In this talk we will present common patterns followed by open source businesses. Patterns are proven solutions to common problems, and have been popular in the fields of architecture and software design. More recently, they have also been used to document business strategies. The patterns in this talk aim to provide entrepreneurs, managers, and students of business models with a language for creating new business models around open source, and for incorporating open source into existing business models.
Biography of Speaker
Michael Weiss is an Associate Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, and a faculty member in the Technology Innovation Management program. His research interests include open source, ecosystems, and business patterns.
Michael has published on the evolution of open source communities, licensing of open services, patterns for open source businesses, quality management in open source projects, and the economics of open source collectives. He has also initiated and contributed to several open source projects.