The best way to answer to the requirement of a non-proprietary solution is to develop it independently from all other manufacturers. That is what Calypso pioneers decided by making a partnership with a company involved in study and licensing, and not in manufacturing of products, Innovatron, and its study office, Roland Moreno Technology (RMT).
- For a manufacturer, the best way to increase its income is to propertize its solution in order to return its R&D investment.
- For Innovatron, the only way to increase its income is to sell as many licenses as possible in order to return its R&D investment.
- For a buyer, consequently, the second solution means a large panel of vendors and true competition; the first solution means a single vendor and a total dependency to him.
The license policy of Calypso, on which its openness relies, is described in the “Patent” tab. Its results are that more than 40 different manufacturers are providing Calypso products.