Strategy Goal : Open Source as a Corporate Strategy


With this Goal the enterprise embraces the full potential of OSS. It proactively uses OSS for innovation and competitiveness. It leverages OSS as an enabler of digital transformation and digital sovereignty. C-level open source awareness is achieved.


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What are the good reasons for my company to offer open source code?A discussion on the pros and cons of open sourcing internal developments.Web page
Open source case for businessA page by the Open Source Initiative on the business case for open source.Web page
IT GovernanceInteresting reads provided by the website of this company "founded in April 2002 to source, create, and deliver products and services to meet the real-world, evolving IT governance needs of today's organizations, directors, managers, and practitioners."Web site
TED Talk - Charles Leadbeater: The era of open innovationCharles Leadbeater explains collaborative creativity - showing that innovation isn't just for professionals anymore, but now comes from the ground up.
"Passionate amateurs, using new tools, are creating products and paradigms that companies can't."
L'open source comme enjeu de souveraineté numériqueCédric Thomas, OW2 CEO, Workshop at Orange Labs, Paris, January 28, 2020 PDF
Open Source Guides For The EnterpriseA series of guides to manage Open-Source within the enterprise, by the Linux Foundation.Web page
Open GovernanceChecklist and references for Open GovernanceWeb page
Key Challenges of Mainstream Open SourceCedric Thomas' presentation at Paris Open Source SummitPresentation
In Open Source we TrustOrange CIO Thierry Souche at OW2con'17 on open source as a cultural change.Video

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Case studies in OSS strategic advantage

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Company specific topics

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Certification – Competence acknowledgement

  • Needed to become "certified" (even if only internal to <company>) in a compliance "officer role
  • Open source compliance certificate recognized by (or progressively common within) Europe ? "I am Open Source certified, level compliance officer, by OW2 / Inno3 / FSFe / Eclipse / ... "