Talk:Open business

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Page rewrite[edit]

I am thinking about rewriting this page, in light of extensive research of doing in this area, and ongoing new developments. I am concerened in this re-write with:

  • Incorporating real world examples of how these standards are being applied in actual business Samrose 02:05, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

We are working on a concept of ExtremeOpenBusiness, inspired by ExtremeProgramming, and invite collaboration of community members on


Fridemar (talk) 20:37, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

The author leaves a copy of (+) for discussion / modification here:

Alternative definition[edit]

OpenBusiness generalizes the worldwide OpenSource movement.

While OpenSource invites everyone to participate on the WealthGenerator OpenSource, OpenBusiness goes one step further:

It opens the Wealth generating System, that underlies business, to everyone who wants and is capable to participate (similar to the open invitation of being part of the Blender developers/artists or the SourceForge community, that implies market oriented compensations, allowing earning individual income).

OpenBusiness is Business, where as much Business participation as possible is open to the public.

  • involved Software (OpenSource)
  • financial statements (as e.g. in public stocks)
    • involved persons
    • assets
  • transactions ( rarely seen, pioneers wanted )
  • tax declarations ( in Sweden ?)

Its ultimate goal in the opinion of the author is CreatingAndSharingWealth in a worldwide SocialCommonWealth. -- FridemarPache


  • stimulating creativity in art, science and technology
  • drastical reduction of costs due to WorkInPublic
  • attractive for creative people from all over the world such as the CreativeCommons and beyond.
  • reducing social tensions by overcoming the gap between haves and have nots

-- FridemarPache


Topic seems notable, in particular by the Economist reference. (If you disagree, please add the "notability" template to the article.)

However, the article needs a major cleanup. In particular, sources are not given with in-line citations, making verification difficult. Citing more reliable sources (not blogs an wikies) would be good as well. I am changing the tags accordingly. Sorted as part of the Notability wikiproject. --B. Wolterding 15:56, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Problems with this article[edit]

A lot of this article appears to be the opinions of one editor, who coincidentally is also credited with coining the term and was prominently externally linked in the lead. Yet doing a google of the two together produces no hits outside of this article. The article isn't cited anywhere, and has an inappropriate tone for a factual encyclopaedia. Wikipedia is not a text book. The external links, while giving the appearance of being related don't actually use the term "open business", or if they do they do in a manner that may, or may not, be related to the article's subject. It is not unusual to consider "open source" as a model for businesses, but I'm not convinced from what I see here that "Open Business" is a notable term for this or is anywhere near as cohesive a concept as the article suggests.

That along with the clear conflict of interests that David G.V. Ray has in editing this article leaves its contents very much open to question. It seriously needs good solid cites from third parties. --Escape Orbit (Talk) 19:30, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

I have reverted the page to the last good version before the David_gv_gray (and anon IP) edits. I've left the anon IP who was currently editing (suspect this is DGVR) a note to this effect. -- MightyWarrior (talk) 12:26, 15 July 2008 (UTC)