Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Interdisciplinary Lessons

The August issue of the OSBR is now available in PDF and HTML formats. The editorial theme this month is "Interdisciplinary Lessons" and the authors include:

Teresa Jewell, a researcher at York University, recounts lessons from the history of the feminist movement and applies them to the challenges faced by open source communities.

Mekki MacAuley, Principal of OSStrategy.org, reviews select lessons from other disciplines, applies them to open source contexts, and suggests approaches to uncover further lessons in other fields.

Michael Ayukawa, Founder of Cornerportal, and Julie DuPont, Cultural Planner for the City of Ottawa, describe an ecosystem approach to multidisciplinary event organization and facilitation with the aim of solving existing and emerging problems, and strengthening Ottawa’s position as a creative city.

James Makienko and Leonard De Baets, researchers from Carleton University, describe a project to create a deal development platform by extending an open source customer relationship management tool.

Frank Horsfall, Founder of EnTeraSec, uses a real-world case study to describe Bloom, an open source relationship visualization project for complex networks and business ecosystems.

The editorial theme for the upcoming September issue of the OSBR is "Keystone Companies" and submissions are due by August 15th. October's theme is "Sales Strategy" and submissions are due by September 1st. Please contact the Editor if you are interested in making a submission.

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