Open Source Business Models


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This is a presentation delivered by the Infrastructure Department Head of Exist, Joanna Mariazeta-Taguinod, during the plenary sessions of Software Freedom Day Philippines 2010 held in UP Diliman last 18 September.

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Open Source Business Models

  1. 1. <ul>Joanna Mariazeta-Taguinod [email_address] </ul><ul>Software Freedom Day PH </ul><ul>09/17/10 UP Diliman </ul>
  2. 2. <ul>Economic Paradox </ul><ul>If open source software is distributed for free , where will the money come from? </ul>
  3. 3. <ul>Most Common Business Models </ul><ul>Open Source and Commercial Versions Advertising on Free Software New Product Development (based on existing OSS) Software Engineering Services (using OSS tools & frameworks/components) Consulting Services (migration to OSS & customization) Technical Support Training Documentation </ul>
  4. 4. <ul>OSS Licensing Scheme </ul><ul>License </ul><ul>Ownership </ul><ul>Virality </ul><ul>Inheritance </ul><ul>Business friendly </ul><ul>GPL </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>LGPL </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>Partial </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>BSD </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>Artistic </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>MIT </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>Apache v1.1 </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>Apache v2.0 </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>MPL v1.1 </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>PHP License v3.0 </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>Zope Public License v2.0 </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>Python SF License v2.0 </ul><ul>Yes </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>No </ul><ul>Yes </ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Founded 2001 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused on enabling businesses with innovative solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Award-winning engineering team
  6. 6. World-class open source engineering automation
  7. 7. Leading open source applications
  8. 8. Scalable cloud computing platform </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Our employees from Australia to Germany, from US to the Philippines consistently deliver innovation for our worldwide customers </li></ul><ul>Globally Delivered Engineering Services </ul><ul>Build and Test Automation </ul><ul>Cloud Computing Infrastructure </ul>
  9. 9. <ul>Important Milestones </ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gluecode acquisition by IBM
  10. 10. Logicblaze acquisition by IONA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul>Open Source </ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OSCON in Portland, POSS in PH, Software Freedom Day
  11. 11. Eclipse Foundation & Apache Software Foundation
  12. 12. Speakers in ApacheCon, Committers in Apache, Eclipse & OpenQA projects, First (and only) Filipina VP in Apache </li></ul></ul></ul><ul>Awards </ul>
  13. 13. <ul>Software Development </ul><ul>OS cuts down research & development cost Tools </ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Redmine, Eclipse IDE, Maven, Selenium, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul>OS speeds up delivery Examples </ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For a telecom company, Liferay Portal was used as the core of their client facing portal
  14. 14. For NPN, a financing company in LA, Spring framework was utilized to build the foundation of their loan & mortgage management system </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul>Proprietary Components to OSS </ul><ul>Oakgrove BPM </ul><ul>Proprietary </ul><ul>Open Source </ul>
  16. 16. <ul>Maestro </ul><ul>Adapting the best practices of open source development processes to the enterprise </ul><ul>Distributed engineering with a common build mapping </ul><ul>Asynchronous development around the world </ul><ul>Extensive reuse of software artifacts (ingredients) </ul><ul>Frequent testing of integration and functions </ul>
  17. 17. <ul>OSS Is Business-Friendly </ul><ul>Reduced duplication effort Building upon the work of others Better quality control – “Given enough eyeballs all bugs are shallow.” Reduced maintenance cost </ul>
  18. 18. <ul>Other Points </ul><ul>Technical Support </ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Codes in established OSS are really good
  19. 19. Actual developers in the OS project
  20. 20. Technical support engineers & highly skilled software engineers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul>Revenue not from the main product but from ancillary services Skills Needed </ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical
  21. 21. Management (Financial, Marketing, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. <ul>A Global Gateway Innovation Exchange, LLC Subsidiary </ul><ul> </ul><ul><li>Twitter: @existglobal
  23. 23. Look for our group on Facebook: Exist Global
  24. 24. We want to hear from you! Apply to: [email_address] </li></ul>