The Development Style of Open Source Software (a figuration of Open Innovation), and the Methodology of Estimating the Productivity of Business Enterprises

Prof. Tetsuo Noda, Prof. Terutaka Tansho, Prof. Liming Cai, Prof. Masayuki Hatta, Shimane University

The development style of open source software is a process in which software code is developed on the Internet-based open network with the participation of a number of developers, software engineers and also business enterprises. The developed software including the source code is released to the public, and can be freely modified, improved and re-distributed. Originally open source software has been developed in this kind of community-based participation.
However, in proportion to the market expansion of open source, the gravity of business enterprises to the development process of open source has been increasing. Their motivation is to raise their own productivity by the leverage effect, participating in this process. So, we first try lateral approach from the innovation factor of business enterprises. And, we propound the methodology how to estimate the productivity of business enterprises which use open source and contribute to the development process of open source.

About the speaker
Tetsuo Noda graduated from the graduate school of Hitotsubashi University in Japan in 1991. He is now studying and teaching the economic influence of the information technology, at Shimane University.---------- Terutaka Tansho has worked for Shimane University as a researcher and industrial liaison at the collaboration center since 2006. He graduated from Nagoya University (M.A.) and Kyushu University (MBA). His current research topics involve FLOSS and business model, business incubation and entrepreneurship development, and industry-academia collaboration.--------- Liming Cai graduated from LiaoNing University in China in 2007, and studied at the graduate school of Shimane University. She is now working as a research worker at OSS project research of Shimane University.---------- Masayuki Hatta is an assistant professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics, Surugadai University in Saitama, Japan. Trained as an economist/organizational theorist at the University of Tokyo, Hatta writes and talks extensively about the so-called intellectual property issues and software licensing in particular. He is also a journeyman hacker (a long time GNU and Debian developer), an avid supporter of the Free Software cause and a vocal advocate for hacktivism and the freedom of internet in general. He also serves as a visiting research fellow at Centre for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan and a board member of Movements for Internet Active Users

Venue: Conference Room

Date: 07 September 2012

Time: 12:30 - 13:30


UNU-MERIT