Open-Source Business Processes

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

The Slashdot article on Open-Source Business Plans reminded me of the naive idea I had when creating my project OpenFlow. An excerpt of early documentation:

Using the open source development model as the basis for a business structure, OpenFlow plans to use the input from contributors to steer the business direction, processes and activities.

Imagine a business where the regular open source dynamics apply to structuring it into a competitive force in the marketplace.

The focus of contributions (including from customers!) will be on the business model itself and its processes and workflows, not the product (as, for example, software).