Gilles Babinet is an entrepreneur. He represents France at the European Commission as a “Digital Champion”. He published The Digital era, a new age of humanity, 5 changes that will turn our lives upside down (Le Passeur, 2014). His credo? Go far from ideologies, experiment, discuss, fail, and try again! This article is an excerpt […]
Four years after the first moves toward opening public data in France, the economic question remains the same – why do we always have so much difficulty determining the economic impact of open data other than in a McKinsey-like style, in billions of dollars? Where is the start-up that will revolutionize the world and that […]
What would Gameboy have been without Tetris, Wii without Wiifit, and Windows without its Office suite and Facebook without its instant messenger? Each platform has built its success around one application, the killer app, the one which in and of itself justified the purchase or adoption of the platform. Where are the killer apps born […]
Co-founder of SoScience, a start-up which promotes responsible research while favoring high level scientific technological development for social entrepreneurs, Mélanie Marcel believes that before looking at profitability, it is necessary to first convince that open science is useful to society.
This article is an excerpt of the book Open models published in French in 2014 […]
Michel Bauwens is a peer-to-peer theorist, author and speaker on technological and cultural innovation. For him, we have already started to see evidence of a space which exists for open business models. “This article is an excerpt of the book Open models published in French in 2014 and translated in 2016”
This article is an excerpt of the book Open models published in French in 2014 and translated in 2016. Shazino is a start-up developing innovative applications to improve knowledge sharing and collaboration between scientists. Shazino is part of the “Science 2.0” wave and Julien, its founder, explains here how the freemium model allowed him to […]
Julien Simon, founder of the publishing company Walrus, publishes digital e-books. Under the alias Neil Jomunsi, Simon launched the ‘Bradbury Project’, an initiative to publish a weekly short story over 52 weeks, all under a Creative Commons license. This is the testimony of a ‘free’ author.
This article is an excerpt of the book Open models published in French in 2014 and translated in 2016. Tristan Nitot has been part of Mozilla right from the beginning, and was until 2015 its Principal Chief Evangelist and Firestarter. He is now looking back on his time at Mozilla, its history and business models. […]