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Improve Your Business With Open Source Principles

Open source has been an incredibly successful way to create and share software that has become ubiquitous, from Android to Firefox to the many unseen places we use Linux in daily life. For many companies, open source has become a successful business model, including for Red Hat, which in the past year became the first billion-dollar open source company. Now we're seeing openness spreading in education, government, healthcare, and throughout our lives. "Open source," once a software development model is now changing the way we interact through its principles: Openness. Transparency. Collaboration. Rapid prototyping.

Openness has won because the best way to get your ideas heard, bring down costs, make the world a better a place, and still turn a profit. No matter what business you're in, you can learn from open source. As a result, the future of innovation and doing business are predicated on adopting openness.

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Questions Answered

  1. How do you collaborate and share--even with competitors--while still making money?
  2. How can being more transparent as a business bring you more business and better customer interactions?
  3. How can the wide availability of open data help your business (and where do you find it)?
  4. How can open source help you innovate and rapidly prototype new physical products without the once high costs of things like computer hardware and 3D printer modelling?
  5. Why should you adopt open source principles when the old ways often seem easier?

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Organizer

Ruth Suehle Red Hat


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