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A Presentation on Validos and Open Source Compliance

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IPRinfo published last year my short writing in Finnish on taking open source into use by businesses. At the same time I presented Validos, an association established to make easier the process of taking open source into use.

I also describe the methodology of Validos, although my and Mikko-Pekka Partanen’s recent article in IFOSSLR is significantly more thorough (and longer) and in English. The recent article is titled Package Review as a Part of Free and Open Source Software Compliance.

IPRinfo is a magazine published by IPR University Center –  a department for IPR studies of a number of Finnish universities.

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July 1, 2010 at 10:28 pm

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

Customer Collaboration as an Open Business Model

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I just published a blog on customer collaboration as a business model, at It is basically something I have started to see, after having worked with Validos for some time.

Working with Validos (and letting the idea sink, by time) has brought ideas to me on another collaboration possibilities and I’ve also been contacted by some, who have seen the strength in this type of collaboration. I expect to be able to discuss some other practical collaboration examples, besides Validos, before the end of the year.

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August 31, 2009 at 10:57 am