Open Minds Economy

Cooperation & Value Creation

„Open Minds Economy“ is a concept of the OSB Alliance. It emphasises the sustained value throughout the open forms of cooperation. The following topics might provide an incentive for the representation of concepts: Open Collaboration of software manufacturers among each other (open source and proprietary software based on industrial standards), as well as manufacturers and users, open innovation and open data in the public sector, as well as open access in the educational sector.
During the second year numerous companies of the OSB Alliance presented themselves in hall 7.2b with a big collective stand “Open Mind Economy” and gave thereby imposing proof of the sustainability of their approach.

"Open Minds Economy" - the Track

In summary, the track “Open Minds Economy”, on 24. May 2012 on the stage of the Open Source Arena in hall 7.2b, is meant to promote discussions about definitions, conditions, success factors and barriers to open collaboration industry, as well as science and society.
More on 7. March 2012. 

About the Open Source Business Alliance

The Open Source Business Alliance  - short OSB Alliance – is, with 230 members, Germany’s largest network of companies and organisations that produce open source software, build on it or use it.

The aim of the OBS Alliance is to make open source software and other forms of open cooperation successful. This is achieved by spreading information, creating a favourable environment for manufacturers, users and the active networking of producers, customers and service providers. The interoperability between different open source systems and the proprietary software systems play a big role during this process.

Arisen is the OSB Alliance in 2011 from the  merge of the LIVE Linux-confederation and the Linux Solutions Group (LiSoG). The Open Source Business Alliance is based in Stuttgart. The CEO is Peter H. Ganten.