When to use open source techniques

Insights into when the sort of approach used for the Open Innovation Exchange may work, or not, via Anecdote: When to use open source techniques:

"Nicholas Carr has written a thought provoking piece in Strategy+Business on the limitations of open source approaches. In a nutshell, open source approaches work best when people are refining something that's already been created and where the problem can be divided into chunks so lots of people can work on it at the same time (e.g. fixing bugs in Linux). Creating the idea in the first place is best done by an individual or small group. "

I think that accords with our experience here. The bid development worked because Simon - and Jane - Berry pulled it all together, and other people took a lead on work packaGES. A wider group contributed smaller pieces

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