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Open Source and Business

  1. 1. Open source and businessOpen source and business ByBy Kalyan Chakravarthy KankanalaKalyan Chakravarthy Kankanala BananaIPBananaIP © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved BusinessBusiness  Selling copies of open sourceSelling copies of open source – ReliableReliable – Up to dateUp to date – Virus attackVirus attack  Customization servicesCustomization services  Training and implementationTraining and implementation  Contractual protectionContractual protection – IndemnityIndemnity – WarrantyWarranty
  3. 3. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved  Use of OSS in businessUse of OSS in business
  4. 4. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved BusinessBusiness  Commodity software and specialized softwareCommodity software and specialized software  Models and RisksModels and Risks – Toolkit software for programmers to develop otherToolkit software for programmers to develop other programs;programs; – Company's internal operations;Company's internal operations; – Incorporated into software products that are distributedIncorporated into software products that are distributed to customers or other third parties.to customers or other third parties.  Documentation and Security protocolsDocumentation and Security protocols  SupportSupport
  5. 5. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved ModelsModels  OSMM - Open Source Maturity ModelOSMM - Open Source Maturity Model  NavicaNavica  CapGeminiCapGemini  BRR - Business Readiness RatingBRR - Business Readiness Rating
  6. 6. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved OSMM - NavicaOSMM - Navica  Maturity level of OSSMaturity level of OSS  Three phases - Select, Assess andThree phases - Select, Assess and IntegrateIntegrate  SupportSupport  DocumentationDocumentation  TrainingTraining  Product integrationProduct integration  Professional servicesProfessional services  www.navicasoft.comwww.navicasoft.com
  7. 7. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved BRRBRR  ScoreScore  1 - 51 - 5  1 - Unacceptable1 - Unacceptable  5- Excellent5- Excellent
  8. 8. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved PhasesPhases  Phase 1 – Quick AssessmentPhase 1 – Quick Assessment  Phase 2 – Target usage assessment andPhase 2 – Target usage assessment and Category weightsCategory weights  Phase 3 – Data collection and processingPhase 3 – Data collection and processing  Phase 4 – Data translationPhase 4 – Data translation
  9. 9. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved Quick AssessmentQuick Assessment  Target usageTarget usage  Mission-Critical, Regular,Mission-Critical, Regular,  Development, or ExperimentationDevelopment, or Experimentation  Viability indicatorsViability indicators  Licensing/LegalLicensing/Legal  Approved License or Copyleft licenseApproved License or Copyleft license  Standards complianceStandards compliance  Referenceable adoptersReferenceable adopters  Availability of a supporting or stable organizationAvailability of a supporting or stable organization  Implementation languageImplementation language  Third-Party ReviewsThird-Party Reviews  BooksBooks  More internal viability indicatorsMore internal viability indicators  Policy of the passing criteriaPolicy of the passing criteria  AssessmentAssessment
  10. 10. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved Target Usage - CategoriesTarget Usage - Categories  FunctionalityFunctionality  UsabilityUsability  QualityQuality  SecuritySecurity  PerformancePerformance  ScalabilityScalability  ArchitectureArchitecture  SupportSupport  DocumentationDocumentation  AdoptionAdoption  CommunityCommunity  ProfessionalismProfessionalism
  11. 11. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved Target Usage - RankingTarget Usage - Ranking  Rank the 12 categoriesRank the 12 categories  Select top 7 categoriesSelect top 7 categories  Assign Weighting factors - Total of 100Assign Weighting factors - Total of 100 percentpercent
  12. 12. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved Data Collection and ProcessingData Collection and Processing  Sub-categoriesSub-categories  Tailored MetricsTailored Metrics  Suggested standardsSuggested standards
  13. 13. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved RatingRating  Average score on a scale of 5Average score on a scale of 5  1 - Unacceptable1 - Unacceptable  2 - Poor2 - Poor  3 - acceptable3 - acceptable  4 - Very good4 - Very good  5 - Excellent5 - Excellent
  14. 14. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved Cases and IssuesCases and Issues
  15. 15. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved Progress v. MySQL ABProgress v. MySQL AB  Gemini softwareGemini software  Distribution by Progress under LicenseDistribution by Progress under License violates GPLviolates GPL  Denied injunctionDenied injunction  Dispute whether derivative work governedDispute whether derivative work governed by GPLby GPL  Withdraw end user licenseWithdraw end user license
  16. 16. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved Welte v. Fortinet UK Ltd.,Welte v. Fortinet UK Ltd.,  UK Company held liable for violating GPLUK Company held liable for violating GPL  Modified its license to comply with GPLModified its license to comply with GPL
  17. 17. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved SCO Group, Inc. v. InternationalSCO Group, Inc. v. International BusinessBusiness  Machines Corp.,Machines Corp.,  Bought UnixBought Unix  Fragments of Unix incorporated into kernelFragments of Unix incorporated into kernel of Linuxof Linux  Copyright violation on IMBCopyright violation on IMB  Letters to Linux end user customersLetters to Linux end user customers  Redhat's suitRedhat's suit
  18. 18. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved OSS ModelOSS Model  Business planBusiness plan  ProtectProtect  Avoid violationAvoid violation  Make the best of what is availableMake the best of what is available
  19. 19. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved Digital Rights ManagementDigital Rights Management  Anti-circumvention lawsAnti-circumvention laws  CircumventionCircumvention  TraffickingTrafficking  Civil and Criminal LiabilityCivil and Criminal Liability
  20. 20. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved CasesCases  DeCSS CaseDeCSS Case  Lotus caseLotus case  Webfilter caseWebfilter case
  21. 21. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved Open source and DRMOpen source and DRM  ImplementationImplementation  CircumventionCircumvention
  22. 22. © Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All© Copyright - BananaIP- 2007 All Rights ReservedRights Reserved Thank you.Thank you. Contact : Kalyan C. Kankanala BananaIP Email: kalyan@bananaip.com Ph: 91-80-26860424/34 Web: www.bananaip.com Blog: www.bananaip.com/sinapse-blog

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