Why are businesses and governments struggling to replicate open communities?

October 12, 2018
12:00 noon, UTC +11, Australia

Despite many attempts, large companies and governments rarely achieve the level of collaboration experienced by Open Source communities. Why?

Looked at through the lens of traditional management, Open Source collaboration is time-consuming, imprecise, unreliable, hard to manage, rarely addresses short term objectives, and hard to quantify in a business case. And yet, in a digital economy, collaborative communities regularly out-innovate and out-compete closed or centrally controlled initiatives.

Backing successful collaboration within a traditional business requires us to write compelling, counter-intuitive business cases that explain and justify the elusive practices of collaborative communities.

This presentation explains the subtle magic of open strategies in business terms and will help you convince your boss to back them.

About the speaker:

By day, Cameron is a software, information, geospatial and Open Technologies consultant. By night he helps build Open Source communities. Over the last couple of decades, he has helped develop Open Standards, contributed to numerous Open Source projects, chaired an international Open Source conference, and sat on the board of an Open Source foundation.

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