This article represents an initial step in the development of a research methodology that will be applied later to study open source innovation practices in company projects where the released technology or asset is other than software code. A brief review of four possible analytical approaches is presented based on the research literature on open innovation, horizontal user innovation networks, business ecosystems and value creation and appropriation. The OpenAccess project of the Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) is considered as a potential case study of non-software open source project.

Innovation management, Open innovation, Open source, Technology management
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Tanev, S. (2007). Towards a methodology for studying the application of open source innovation practices in non-software domains. In Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. doi:10.1117/12.740961