computer operating system

The power of open innovation is highlighted by the success of the Linux computer
operating system developed by Linus Torvalds and the Open Source movement.
However, there are also dangers associated with of open innovation – in particular,
knowledge spillover. (Knowledge spillover occurs when R&D undertaken by one firm
benefits another without any benefit to the first firm).
characteristics of innovation networks (i-works)
diversity in
requires a leap
of faith as there
are inherent
risks involved.One method of extending the innovation boundaries while limiting unwanted
knowledge leaks could be to use gatekeepers. Knowledge spillover can be minimised
by dealing with a special type of actor within the network: the gatekeeper