An open platform for digital economy

Some days ago I had the opportunity to give a lesson at ALMA Graduate School in Bologna (Italy), within the Master in Business Administration of the Information Systems course by prof. Danilo Montesi. It’s an annual appointment for me, in which I’m honoured to participate as a testimonial.

This is a real opportunity to launch new messages, encourage new ideas, and keep in touch with the next generation of managers and entrepreneurs.… Read the rest

Radical Open Source – Economics

A long time ago I wrote my first post on Radical Openness.

I promised to post something more about the Economics lying behind the Radical Openness approach, even though it is  quite a challenge for me. As both an industrial IT manager and a representative of open source communities, when dealing with open source projects I’m on the borderline between looking for their prompt success – based also on  monetary returns to grant their sustainability – and maintaining a radical open approach.… Read the rest

SpagoBI Stories – Let’s start afresh

Some time ago I published a post on this blog focused on what a story is in open source.

As for SpagoBI, its stories are  mainly customers’ references.

Let’s start afresh

I’m looking for your stories now.

I’m going to write a composite SpagoBI story. I don’t know its final format yet: it depends on what you’ll provide. You can contribute in different ways: comment this post, leave your comment in SpagoBI group on Linkedin, tweet #tellyourSpagoBIstory, e-mail me.… Read the rest

A glossary for ecology of value

When I deal with ecology of value, I use some terms that may appear a little dark, such as software lock-in, vendor lock-in, pure open source business/delivery model, project (and product) centric business model, customer satisfaction, community participation and more.

Providing you with a real glossary would be a demanding effort, probably returning uncertain results: any new definition is tricky and may open unfocused debates, and some sentences may look as words for a dream book.… Read the rest

No price, no value?

Some days ago I posted “Buy less, spend better”, highlighting one of the main benefits of adopting SpagoBI suite or, in general terms, of choosing an open source product adopting the pure open source delivery model.

Now you can argue that a product with no price has no value either. If you believe it, a short SpagoBI presentation will give you some answers.

No price doesn’t mean no value.… Read the rest