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Archive for September 2009

Collaboration of Customers: Vendor and Purchaser Perspectives

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I referred earlier to my article at Fossbazaar on collaboration of customers as an open business model.

It is actually pretty much the vendor view taken into account the benefits for the client (or purchaser). But you might be interested to look at what Kartik Subbarao wrote on interdependent it systems. Kartik’s view is actually that of a purchaser of an it system. Kartik also adds some steps of personal learning to understanding openness.

I find these two to be the two sides of the same coin. Vendor and purchaser perspectives on collaboration. A vendor that adopts and encourages customer collaboration would suit really well to the purchaser described by Kartik.

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September 16, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Open Source License Analyses by Students

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I guided a number of law students (from a number of Finnish universities) in doing open source license analyses in connection with their thesis project.

The work was done in Finnish and the collection of analyses was published in August.

This was a continuum to the collaboration between our law firm and the universities. Earlier (in 2006), I guided a similar project. The newer project added a focus on patent terms.

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September 5, 2009 at 9:42 pm

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