Open ecosystems have many advantages over closed ecosystems. They increase innovation, make collaboration more efficient, encourage industry standards and interoperability, and help everyone in the ecosystem adapt to evolving markets and changing environments.
Proper management of open ecosystems can benefit everyone. Consumers can get cheaper, richer products; developers can suffer less friction and ship new products quicker; and markets can expand to less affluent populations. An open and competitive market welcome by regulators.
This insightful white paper from Linux Foundation Research offers a keen analysis of what troubles this mobile ecosystem and how open source could solve most of these troubles.