[PLUG] Call for participation in a survey of open source product development companies

Navin Kabra navin at punetech.com
Mon Nov 3 18:32:31 PST 2008


Browne and Mohan, a global consulting firm is attempting a maiden
research study on Open Source Product Development companies from
India. So if you are aware of a company that develops some open source
product (or offering open-source based productized offerings like
SaaS) please get in touch with Browne and Mohan
(ganapathy at browneandmohan.com or trmadanmohan at gmail.com). Please note,
the report will be free to share and remix for all future studies and
references. Also, this study is not supported by any vendors and all
the costs are completely borne by Browne & Mohan only.

Sounds like a useful study, and the fact that the results will be made
freely available (as in beer and as in speech) makes it a good effort
to support. Also, a strong participation from Pune-based companies
will benefit Pune's visibility. So please participate, encourage
others to participate, and forward this to your friends.

Here are more details of the Browne and Mohan study from TR Madan Mohan:

Open source products are a reflection of maturity of entrepreneurship
and innovation in an economy. Understanding the status of open source
product companies, their offerings, the challenges they are facing and
how they are responding to the larger economic turmoil is important.
Moreover, it is unfortunate the attention of media, researchers and
analysts covering India is predominantly focussed on software services
only. Little is known or published about the Open source products from
India. Towards filling up this gap, Browne & Mohan, a global
consulting firm is attempting a maiden research study on Open Source
Product Development companies from India. The objective of the study
is to highlight their product, the strategies adopted, growth options
for these companies in international markets etc. Based on the
extensive study, a report shall be released through a Creative Commons
License. Hence, the report shall be free to share and remix for all
future studies and references. Pl. note this study is not supported by
any vendors and all the costs are completely borne by Browne & Mohan
only. We expect the report and subsequent coverage benefit the Open
Source Product Companies directly and the larger cause of innovation
from India indirectly. A copy of the report shall also be sent to
Punetech members.

We request your support and encouragement for this endeavor. Any
company that has an open source product (those offering productised
services such as SaaS) are the targeted audiences. Pl. forward the
details of the companies you are aware of, including the email id's of
key contacts and help us speard the reach. Thank you for your support.
Pl. forward the information to ganapathy at browneandmohan.com or mail to
trmadanmohan at gmail.com

Thanking you in advance:

TR Madan Mohan

About Browne & Mohan

Browne & Mohan is a management consulting firm that employs integrated
approaches to solve client issues. Browne existed as an independent
consulting company till February 2008 registered in Toronto and
keeping in with the growth of new partners it was rechristened as
Browne & Mohan in March 2008. With offices in India, Dubai, USA,
Canada and Singapore, we bring together multi-cultural expertise and
best practices across countries, industries and verticals. With
backgrounds in management, finance, KPO, legal, medicine, our
consultants work in an environment which nurtures creative analysis
and integrated approach to issues. Browne & Mohan team consists of
thought leaders, industry experts and experiences professionals drawn
from different industries. We pride in attracting entrepreneurial
professionals who not only can "think out of a box", but "walk the
talk" driving the implementation. Indian arm of Browne & Mohan
consists of former academic who had taught at prestigious Indian
Institute of Management, consulting professionals, investment banking
professionals, and heads of analytical research of large multinational
companies. for more details see, http://www.browneandmohan.com.

navin
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