Productivity Intelligence: a 3D analysis of Technical, Economical and Social data

August 6th, 2013 by Gabriele Ruffatti

At academic conferences on software measurement and analysis, I feel  frustrated when I discover the software metric adopted by analysts. They tend to evaluate software development productivity using SLOC as a metric. The reason for this is almost always the same: we need data, large amounts of data: the only available and reliable data are […]

Naturally curious

July 26th, 2013 by Gabriele Ruffatti

Talking about nature also means getting back to roots – to one’s own roots. Here, my father’s role matters! Today he would have been little more than 101 years old. I have two particular memories of him, which I’ll share with you here. When I was a child, getting home from school, he used to […]

Everything has a price, nothing is free

July 22nd, 2013 by Gabriele Ruffatti

Some thoughts on the concept of value, for innovators: an example of reverse-thinking Time ago I listened to a talk by Vito Mancuso, a famous Italian theologian, about “Io e Dio” (God and I). Quite an unusual topic for me. Nevertheless, I’ve extracted a reflection from it that, after some time, I wish to take […]

Building Innovation Momentum

July 11th, 2013 by Gabriele Ruffatti

Here you can find the presentation that supported my speech at the latest edition of the European Summit on the Future Internet, held in Aveiro, Portugal on June 14th, 2013. Aveiro is a nice place which I would highly recommend (just like Portugal). I took part in the “Big Data, Cloud, Smart Spaces, IoT, M2M […]

My list of next events in 2013 on open source, big data and software quality.

June 3rd, 2013 by Gabriele Ruffatti

Here is the list of the next events in which I’m participating in 2013 with different roles: as the founder of the SpagoWorld initiative, as a division director within Engineering Group’s Innovation and Research Department or as the President of OW2 Consortium. Even if I’ll probably not attend all these events, you’ll have the opportunity […]

An open platform for digital economy

May 17th, 2013 by Gabriele Ruffatti

Some days ago I had the opportunity to give a lesson at ALMA Graduate School in Bologna (Italy), within the Master in Business Administration of the Information Systems course by prof. Danilo Montesi. It’s an annual appointment for me, in which I’m honoured to participate as a testimonial. This is a real opportunity to launch […]

Radical Open Source – Economics

May 3rd, 2013 by Gabriele Ruffatti

A long time ago I wrote my first post on Radical Openness. I promised to post something more about the Economics lying behind the Radical Openness approach, even though it is  quite a challenge for me. As both an industrial IT manager and a representative of open source communities, when dealing with open source projects […]