Strategies for Innovation and Sustainability: Insights from Leaders of Open Source Repository Organizations
Carr, Leslie A.
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This panel convenes leaders of organizations that provide the major open repository software platforms featured at OR09. This session provides an opportunity to learn about the strategic processes behind the software - both from a technical and business perspective. The panelists will each provide an overview of their strategic approach open source and open repositories. Specific attention will be paid to strategies for promoting innovation, governance and organization models, and revenue and business models. The area of sustainability and business models for open source software is active and evolving and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The panelists will discuss their views on ensuring the health and vitality of their platforms, addressing challenges such as: ensuring stability while promoting innovation; generating revenue; enabling community process, governance, and organizational development.