[PD] [ot] managing distributed development

marius schebella marius.schebella at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 06:09:06 CEST 2008

Thomas Grill wrote:
>> the question for me is, why is it so much more important today to point
> out that development is
>> never done by one single individuum but is a process that includes a lot
> of people adding and
>> evaluating thousands of tiny and comprehensive steps?
> While this seems to be common sense and only logical for us developers and
> users of open source software, it is not so much for economists and
> old-style companies producing traditional goods or services. I had to
> learn this (to my own surprise) when i got to know more people in this
> field. The researchers in fields of open and distributed innovation are
> very interested in the mechanisms of OS development and the incentives of
> the developers to transfer them to traditional markets.
> It makes little sense when i try to write about that, but more to read the
> original literature, e.g. the best-selling "democratizing innovation" (
> http://web.mit.edu/evhippel/www/democ1.htm ).
> It might be interesting to know that the LEGO company of Denmark survived
> because of overcoming old marketing schemes and actively supporting
> user/open innovation strategies (with the LEGO mindstorm community).

somehow the Pd community is a premature ejaculation of next century's 
political and societal structure.

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