Become rich & famous thanks to Open Source

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Become rich & famous thanks to Open Source

  1. 1. Become rich & famous thanks to open source Jérémie Fays TTO University of Liège (Be)
  2. 2. There’s more to OS than this!
  3. 3. Why develop in OS ?
  4. 4. Why develop in OS ? Become famous
  5. 5. Why develop in OS ? Become rich Become famous
  6. 6. Freedom to operate
  7. 7. Why NOT develop in OS ? Become rich Become famous
  8. 8. Plan 1.  Become famous 2.  Become rich
  9. 9. 1. Become famous
  10. 10. 1. Become famous " " " " Open Source is trendy There are little kingdoms That could bring you research contracts You could pass on TV
  11. 11. 1. Become famous " Bad code smells badly " Only little control on success " It’s easier to become a pop star
  12. 12. Users community " " " " " Feedback / bug detection Contribute to user guide Translate user guide Translate software Users marketing è All those people depend on me !
  13. 13. Users community " " " " Attract users (marketing) Answer questions/feature requests Documentation Roadmap
  14. 14. Developers community " " " " Bug fixes New features New competencies ‘Core’ developers è I’m not alone anymore !
  15. 15. Developers community " " " " " " Setup collaboration tools Developer guidelines Modular architecture Manage commit rights Code quality/reviewing Loss of control / Risk of fork
  16. 16. Success makes your soft… §  Grow faster §  Become pro But requires serious commitment !
  17. 17. 2. Become rich Let’s talk business !
  18. 18. Business risks " " " " No license fees Service competitors on your software Software competitors could copy Fork risk
  19. 19. Business opportunities " " " " Open Source is mandatory (public sector) Users marketing Volunteer coders Customer added value : "   Try before you buy "   Avoid lock-in "   Quality audit
  20. 20. Business models
  21. 21. Alternative §  Sponsoring §  Download subscription §  Donation
  22. 22. Services Training, audit, consulting Tailored development Authorized partners
  23. 23. Authorized partners : TAO Revenue stream –  Tailored developments –  Royalties from authorized partners What do partners gain ? –  Use of known trademark value –  Bring leads & bidding support –  Support level 3 –  Training –  Support for the 3 first leads
  24. 24. Dual licensing §  Proprietary compatible §  Enhanced pro version
  25. 25. Added Value products §  Documentation §  Additional software §  Hardware
  26. 26. « Customer pooling » §  Propose specifications §  Pool customers to share costs
  27. 27. Spin-offs... Revenues for the lab? §  Transfer proprietary à dual-license §  Authorized partners §  Research collaborations
  28. 28. Summary §  Becoming famous requires commitment §  Becoming rich requires a value proposition
  29. 29. Advertisement §  The researcher’s guide – Creating software at Ulg §  http://www.interface.ulg.ac.be/valorisation/princA.php §  (available since June 2012) §  The “Anonymous Geeks” §  monthly meetings since May 2013 §  Métriques et critères d’évaluation de la qualité du code source d’un logiciel §  Coming soon §  A guide on Open Source Business Models §  Who want to contribute ?
  30. 30. We are here to help… ..and to learn ! Jérémie Fays j.fays@ulg.ac.be +32 4 349 85 21 www.linkedin.com/in/jeremiefays
  31. 31. …and to eat. It’s lunch time ! Jérémie Fays j.fays@ulg.ac.be +32 4 349 85 21 www.linkedin.com/in/jeremiefays

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