Free and Open Source Software
              Martin Bekkelund
  Norwegian Open Source Competence Center
What is Free and Open Source Software? (FOSS)
FOSS is like any other software
1. Run
2. Study
3. Modify
4. Share
Scale of freedom

                          FOSS

   Full                                No
freedom                       ...
Why FOSS?

 More freedom
Increased safety
 Better services
  More flexible
    Cheaper
How do I buy something that’s free?
Be your own sales person
What to consider when acquiring FOSS

           Where to find
            Performance
            Functionality
       Loc...
What about the future?
«During 2009, every organization will use FOSS»
                                  Source: Gartner, Nov. 18. 2008


«During...
What is Friprog?
Norwegian Open Source Competence Center
Experiences from Norway
VG
 BBS
Elkjøp
Questions?
Thank you for your attention!
      Martin Bekkelund
      martin@friprog.no
       +47 930 555 10
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Foss Basics

  1. 1. Free and Open Source Software Martin Bekkelund Norwegian Open Source Competence Center
  2. 2. What is Free and Open Source Software? (FOSS)
  3. 3. FOSS is like any other software
  4. 4. 1. Run 2. Study 3. Modify 4. Share
  5. 5. Scale of freedom FOSS Full No freedom freedom Public Proprietary Domain software
  6. 6. Why FOSS? More freedom Increased safety Better services More flexible Cheaper
  7. 7. How do I buy something that’s free?
  8. 8. Be your own sales person
  9. 9. What to consider when acquiring FOSS Where to find Performance Functionality Local service providers
  10. 10. What about the future?
  11. 11. «During 2009, every organization will use FOSS» Source: Gartner, Nov. 18. 2008 «During 2012, 80% of all commercial software will be FOSS» Source: Gartner, Feb. 5. 2008
  12. 12. What is Friprog?
  13. 13. Norwegian Open Source Competence Center
  14. 14. Experiences from Norway
  15. 15. VG BBS Elkjøp
  16. 16. Questions?
  17. 17. Thank you for your attention! Martin Bekkelund martin@friprog.no +47 930 555 10
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