About Free Innovation

Free technology and business strategies are dominating are dominating upcoming industries today. What began within the classic IT company infrastructures can now be observed more and more in many other industries. Read more about how open free technologies are finding their way into new industries:

Health [1]
Mobility [2]
Banking [3]
Manufacturing [4]
Renewable Energy [5]
and others [6] [7] [8] [9]

In combination with professional and independent support, this creates free ecosystems to create economic platforms.

The key technologies in most digital industries today are driven by free and open tools and infrastructures. These include artificial intelligence, cloud computing, high-performance computing, robotics, communication technology, operating systems, databases, enterprise infrastructure, security, mapping and data science. About 70% of the code base in software security and risk analysis is open source. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

The dominant IT companies owe a large part of their success to sustained investment in free software tools. These investments created an independent ecosystem for new innovations that drive most of the software industry today. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Lost confidence in technology further reinforces this trend leading to open communication solutions to create a complete chain of trust for data processing and communication. [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

Robotics as a combination of several technical areas also shows this trend. More than half of all robots delivered in 2024 are estimated to use the open source framework Robot Operating System (ROS). [1]

“Free open availability of data and tools are critical for global health emergencies, and provisions to enable them must be built into governance models."

Financial Times on the impact of Free Data and Technology as Covid-19 response

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“No dominant platform-level software infrastructure has emerged in the last ten years in closed-source, proprietary form”

Techrepublic on the success of free and open technology in the cloud sector

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“Assuming the second-generation satellites carry the same number of Linux computers, it would mean SpaceX plans to send at least two million Linux computers into space in the next few years."

ZDnet about the usage of Linux at SpaceX

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