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This research is provided to help explore issues around Open Innovation. With the exception of highlighted items, the linked material has not been peer reviewed and is not endorsed by OFA or its Fellows. It also does not neccesarily reflect the views of OFA or its members.

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Meet the Fellows

In this new series, we interview the Fellows of OpenForum Academy to talk about their current work, projects and how their research relates to the wider 'openness agenda'.

 

Tineke Egyedi, Dutch researcher specialised in standardisation, talks about the challenges of standardisation in the context of emerging technologies, and competing standards.

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Andrew Updegrove, attorney in the USA and long-time expert on legal issues related to standardisation, talks about the limits of the current patent system and recent debates on how to fix it.

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Peter Murray-Rust talks about his work to liberate clinical trial and other scientific information. Read more >

Andrew Adams, Professor at the Meiji University of Tokyo talks about user consent with regards to the processing of personal data, the difficulty of estimating the value of own's privacy, and the need for strong data protection rules.

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Featured Research

OpenForum Academy has long been a leader in examining the paradigm shift towards openness in computing that is currently underway and exploring how this trend is changing the role of computing in society. Our 'Featured Work' series builds on this, and on the notable output of our Fellows, by selecting and presenting thought-provoking essays or research that can help educate and inform readers interested in Open Innovation. 
Our second featured work is an essay by Cameron Neylon and Shirley Wu about the tools, approaches and implications of Open Source. Learn more > 
'The Devil's in the Cloud,' our choice of first featured work, represents a substantial thinking tool on the subject. Learn more >

OpenForum Academy Research

OpenForum Academy undertakes research through dedicated tenders and through a programme of round tables held in Brussels and the UK.  

Books:

  • Research on Open Innovation
  • Research on Open Innovation is the second book in our series exploring the latest thinking around Open Innovation in technology, information and standards. 'Research in Open Innovation' is a "deeper dive" than our previous book entitled 'Thoughts on Open Innovation,' and is intended to help policy-makers, business leaders and researchers consider key issues in the field.
    You can learn more about it and download a free copy from our dedicated page. You can also buy a professionally printed copy on Lulu. Learn more >
  • Thoughts on Open Innovation

  • Thoughts on Open Innovation is a book from OpenForum Academy that builds on the success of 'The First Openforum Academy Conference Proceedings', which collected essays from a broad range of thinkers that considered Open Innovation in the context of economics, society and global affairs. The new book is intended to provide additional context regarding Open Innovation, focusing on explanation rather than research, and to deliver a snapshot of important developments for policy-makers, business leaders and researchers to consider. Learn more >
    OFA held its first conference for the think-tank Fellows in late September 2012. This event marked the first time that a broad range of thinkers in Open Innovation met to consider their field in the context of economics, society and global affairs, and was accompanied by the launch of the first book of collected essays from the participants. Learn more > 

    White Papers: 

  • June 2015: ICT standards for the Digital Single Market
  • April 2015: The role of encryption in cloud computing for data privacy and security
  • March 2015:  Regulating a Borderless Internet : EU vs US Perspectives on Net Neutrality

  • November 2014:  The Policy, Legal and Regulatory Implications of Regional Clouds

  • November 2014: Open standards and open source in public procurement - from policy to implementation
  • October 2014: Trusted Cloud for the Enterprise –what are the key factors today?
  • June 2014: Ensuring the security of critical ICT Infrastructure after Heartbleed: Should we leave it to the Community or does Government have a role?
  • Feb 2014: Patent non-aggression pacts: a way forward for technological innovation?
  • Nov 2013: Exploring the economic aspects of Net Neutrality in Europe
  • Sept 2013: Open source in mobile operating systems, a game changing model?
  • May 2013: Can we determine and restrict the location of our data in the Cloud, and when do we need to?
  • April 2013: Improving Cyber Security in Europe, the way forward
  • Nov 2012: 'Certification' within Cloud Computing. Hero or Villain?
  • Sept 2012: Summit2012
  • Oct 2011: Global ICT Standards for Innovation and Growth in Europe
  • Sept 2011: Summit2011
  • May 2011: Cloud Computing – how to keep your data open and portable?
  • Feb 2011: ODF Plugfest UK
  • Dec 2009: Discrimination in Public Procurement Procedures for Computer Software in the EU Member States


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    Research Related to Open Innovation

    Introductions to the Field

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    Research Related to Open Standards

    • Consortium Info Metalibrary
      The Standards <Meta>Library from Consortium Info provides links to almost 1,900 articles relevant to the field of standards. Many of the links below were obtained via this resource.
    Introductions to the Field
    Economic Analysis
    Governmental / Social Engagement
    Legislation and Regulation
    Best Practices
    Case Studies
    Technical Process
    Legal Issues
    Procurement

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    Research Related to Free/Open Source Software (FOSS)

    Introductions to the Field
    Economic Analysis
    Business Case Studies
    Code Governance
    Mixing Code
    Releasing Code
    Issue Prevention and Resolution
    Community Interaction
    Software Patents
    Marketing
    Philosophy and Politics

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    Research related to Open Clouds

    Introductions to the Field

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