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Updated: Apr 12, 2021

Open source 2.0 : a blue ocean where innovation finds its economic sense in the big data ecosystem

But for real how we can help the new entrants ?

The movements of free software and open source software are not the same thing, each emphasizing different values: freedom for free software and open source technology.

The software was originally created by and for developers, which meant that at first, it wasn’t the most user-friendly. But it was performant, robust and flexible. The name GNU / Linux is important to Richard Stallman, because it allows, among other things, that the goal of the GNU project is not obscured: to allow the use of an entirely free system and to guarantee fundamental freedoms in a general way. Linux became the second most popular OS for servers (next to Windows); MySQL by Sun microsystem mirrored that feat by eating away at Oracle’s dominance. Today it is owned by Oracle.

It was just five years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business model. The common thesis was that Red Hat was a snowflake and that no other open-source company would be significant in the software universe. Today it is owned by IBM.

Many companies have opened and released the code of many of their solutions to optimize and improve these solutions by relying on the community (forks). For one, the community still discovers the most innovative and relevant projects. They star the projects on GitHub, download the software in order to try it, and evangelize what they perceive to be the better project so that others can benefit from great software. Today GitHub is owned by Microsoft.

Can we reconcile economic activity with a diffusion of knowledge for all? Let's move towards a form of uberisation of solutions of the BIG DATA ecosystem for agent intermediation?

Today we will see more and more economic agents offer turnkey solutions, scalable according to the data of each licensed agent open. With a business model offering freemium, premium and other formulas giving access to a variety of services.

...]*Choosing When To Be Open and When to Be Closed from the perspective of the enterprises

When it comes to embracing open source innovation, there are a few key things to consider. Will an open-source platform allow your product to steer the progression of that tech platform?

Does open-source technology meet your business goals and customer demands?

Does open-source technology meet the standards of IT and customer quality?

Are scalability and customization key to this product’s success?

Are legacy systems hampering customer experience?

Do we have the resources to keep proprietary systems current and stable?[...

Indeed, the performance of the solutions will necessarily be linked to the data quality of the data set. The client will configure his own algorithms with what will be offered. An augmented, parameterize and specific algorithm for the fields of activities and services.

Not to mention the increased hybrid infrastructure that will allow the economic agent to benefit from the computing power, and secure space.

Indeed, this new economy involves a number of key players who are affecting the arrival of new entrants.

The hosts who by reducing the cost of storage allows a possible ROI. The upstream value chain is key and that's where future innovation will come from. Will it be the futuristic cables of the underwater world network that feed our entire ecosystem? Or will we go to a satellite model that will cover all the spaces? Important issues that will affect us and our economic models ...

Ouarda BOUZIANE, Founder EUROBREATH.IT, In charge of innovation and valorization.

*Many thanks to the relevant comment Engin Bozkurt

March 3, 2021

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