Brian Hurley, CEO of Purple Forge, provides an overview of ecosystem models and highlights, through numerous examples, how it is possible to take advantage of the related, like-minded and even competitive players in an ecosystem.
Carlo Daffara, head of research at Conecta, presents the results of a recent survey of over 200 open source companies, demonstrating the economic advantages of open source across a wide variety of business models and commercialization approaches.
Peter Carbone, an ICT executive and Coral CEA champion, discusses an approach to commercialization through the creation of a new ecosystem for communications enabled applications.
Gordon Quinn, CEO of iPic Innovations, writes about entrepreneurship in an Internet-enabled world. The Internet was certainly disruptive and spawned a number of new ecosystems. Gordon looks at how to disrupt for gain in that context.
John Boden, CTO at Movius Interactive, takes on the issue of entrepreneurship within existing enterprises. Innovation and culture are closely linked and he explores the role open source can play in stimulating both.
James Bowen, an entrepreneur and adjunct professor at uOttawa's Telfer School of Management, answers the question "what do investors look for in a business venture?".
The editorial theme for the upcoming September issue of the OSBR is "business intelligence" and the guest editor will be Mike Andrews from SQL Power. Submissions are due by August 20--contact the Editor if you are interested in a submission.