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François Letellier

François Letellier
Residence France
Nationality French
Other names flet
Citizenship French
Education Master's degree in computer science
Known for Open source advocacy ; success of ObjectWeb and OW2 communities
Board member of
ObjectWeb, OW2 Consortium

François Letellier (aka FLet), born 1968, is a

  • François Letellier's website (French)
  • Presentation on FOSS economics at HollandOpen 2005
  • FOSS_Bridge EU funded program
  • View on open innovation (French)
  • Position on software patents (French)
  • Interview on the transition from ObjectWeb to OW2 in French
  • ComputerWorld paper on the transition from ObjectWeb to OW2 in English
  • Interview of François Letellier for the RUNES newsletter
  • IDABC event 2007
  • F. Letellier's blog covering the ObjectWeb period
  • Brevets logiciels : pas de garantie d'infaillibilité !, Silicon, 4 May 2005 (French)

External links

  1. ^ ObjectWeb web site
  2. ^ 01 Informatique (n° 1725) 16 March 2003
  3. ^ Rapport d'Activité du consortium ObjectWeb - Année 2003
  4. ^ fOSSa presentation
  5. ^ The ObjectWeb ESB initiative, A. Boulze, F. Letellier, P. Moussier
  6. ^ The Future of Open Source Software through the European Research and Industry, S. de Panfilis, F. Letellier, B. Fitzgerald, OSS 2006
  7. ^ Blog entry on OSS 2006
  8. ^ Indexel, 1 April 2009
  9. ^ Open Source software: the role of nonprofits in federating business and innovation ecosystems, AFME 2008
  10. ^ Collaboration in meta-organizations: research issues and challenges, Rao B.P., Engineering and Technology Management, 1996. IEMC 96
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ ObjectWeb community whitepaper on software patents


See also

In numerous articles, François Letellier promotes the idea that open-source should be regarded as an innovation intermediary, therefore making open-source communities de facto practitioners of one of the most advanced forms of "open innovation" to date. In F. Letellier's view, the efficiency of this open innovation process derives from the fact that software is immaterial (hence non rival and indefinitely reproductible at no cost).

Open innovation

  • Free movement of knowledge
  • Economic development and technological innovation
  • Political awareness
  • Creating common infrastructures for public utility
  • Law harmonization

The case about software patents is 5-fold:[12]

This is a draft - FL position is detailed in a position paper from ObjectWeb, on a wiki whose revision history shows that most of the text is originally written (in French) by FL[11]

Software patents

In public presentations and published papers,[9] F. Letellier describes the three "ages" of open-source: first generation is the early times, where it was mainly a story of loosely connected individuals (roughly before 1990). Generation 2 appeared with the governance model that goes beyond meritocracy is needed.

"Third Generation" of open source


  • "Third Generation" of open source 1
  • Software patents 2
  • Open innovation 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

region. Rhône-Alpes). Since mid-2011, F. Letellier is appointed Director of Cluster Edit, a cluster initiative gathering software companies in the CPAN/Perl in computer science and contributed to several open-source projects (e.g. master's degree He holds a [8].open innovation, strategy, community building, business models, in particular. François Letellier works as a freelance consultant on open-source Europe in general, and software patents in software patents He speaks extensively of these notions in the press and at public events. F. Letellier also documented the case against [7] and the like. The concept is similar to that of "OSS 2.0".ObjectWeb, Mozilla Foundation, Eclipse Foundation to describe non profits such as the [6][5]

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