Innovazione fa rima con condivisione e partecipazione (ma non solo)


[Questo articolo è stato pubblicato il 10 ottobre 2018 nella rivista digitale TechEconomy.]

“L’esperienza è il tipo di insegnante più difficile: prima ti fa l’esame, poi ti spiega la lezione.” (Oscar Wilde)

Per vent’anni ho costruito e guidato team di consulenza e sviluppo di software innovativo. Tutto è accaduto in modo progressivo, senza progettare come questo doveva avvenire, ma seguendo un processo di adattamento costante al contesto ed alle situazioni.… Read the rest

Importance of women values in FLOSS

Time has gone since Open World Forum 2010, Paris, but this topic is on stage again. A recent paper appeared in Cepis Upgrade October 2010 issue, entitled “Information Technologies: A Profession for Men?” says: “women are currently under-represented in the technical areas of the IT”. Nothwithstanding they also say: “there is no reason why a profession should have to be balanced in gender terms”, their effort is in “provide the solutions, if any exists, to prevent female talent from being lost to a discipline and a profession which is destined to play a vital role in the progress of our society”.… Read the rest

Gender diversity: why women matter in FLOSS

The agenda of the upcoming Open World Forum, Paris includes a Diversity Summit: Why women matter? The assumption is that “FLOSS still faces gender inequality, to an even greater extent than the wider IT industry which itself is seen as an area where discrimination is widespread.”

About the same topic, Free Software Foundation hosts a caucus about Women in Free Software; they recently published their initial findings and recommendations.

In 2007, Gartner released a research on the wider general topic “Women and men in IT: breaking through sexual stereotypes”, and hosted a debate in a Gartner summit.… Read the rest

Pure Open Source and Ecology of Value – Part II: keyfactor #1 – the organizational context

In my previous post Pure Open Source and Ecology of Value Part II: the right approach, my conclusion focused on four key-factors. The first one is the organizational context.

(I started this discussion with Pure Open Source and Ecology of Value Part I: A new strategy: the ecological approach to the value)

Who is willing to foster successful open initiatives must act feeding the environment with the right ingredients, managing people, practices, internal and external incentives, in order to help the entire system to learn how to feed itself.… Read the rest