RTI's Open Community Source: Licensing and Pricing that Just Makes Sense

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RTI's Open Community Source: Licensing and Pricing that Just Makes Sense

Transportation. Energy. Defense. Industrial. Medical. These are big distributed systems with big architecture challenges. They push scale and complexity as never before. And they all face the same problem: software structure and costs are out of control.

The technical response is becoming clear: standardize on common infrastructures. Unfortunately, current pricing and licensing models make this expensive. Infrastructure pricing must evolve to match infrastructure technology.

RTI is responding with Open Community Source. This model offers the world's leading implementation of the OMG Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard free to software teams. It combines open community source licensing for DDS, royalty-free distribution, very low-cost commercial licenses, flexible support, and affordable advanced products. Together, the innovative technology and liberating pricing make common software architecture both achievable and affordable for the first time.

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RTI's Open Community Source: Licensing and Pricing that Just Makes Sense

  1. 1. A Business and Licensing Approachfor Enabling Interoperable Systems and Common InfrastructuresCurt SchackerChief Commercial Officer, RTI © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  2. 2. Agenda• Introduction• The Goals: Interoperability and Common Infrastructure• Business Challenges• The Infrastructure Community Program• Q&A © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  3. 3. About RTI• World leader in communications software for real-time systems – 350,000+ deployed copies – 500+ unique designs• Standards leader – 15+ standards organizations – Prime DDS author (OMG) © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  4. 4. RTI’s Market: Real-Time Systems © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  5. 5. Industry Goals• Common Infrastructures – Leverage Developer Familiarity – Technology Re-Use – Cost and Time Savings• Interoperability – Increased Operational Utility and Functionality – Supply Chain Flexibility – Competitive Advantage © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  6. 6. Interoperability• “The ability of systems to provide services to and accept services from other systems, and to use the services so exchanged to enable them to operate effectively together” – See RTI Whitepaper: Interoperable Open Architecture• Examples – UCS, FICAPS, GVA, DocBox © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  7. 7. OPEN BUSINESS MODEL AND STANDARDS FORUnmanned AircraftGround Control Stations (UCS) 7
  8. 8. UCS WG 100+ Orgs & over 300 memebers H A S 8
  9. 9. Future Interoperability Camp Protection System (FICAPS) © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  10. 10. Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA) © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  11. 11. DocBox• Clinical Process Management Solution – Eliminate medical mistakes – Improve clinical workflow and processes – Shift time from administrative tasks to patient care• Three areas of focus – Medical Device Integration and Management – Decision Support and Enabling Evidence Based Medicine – Safety Interlocks and Smart Alarms © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  12. 12. OMG Data Distribution Service Open Standard enabling Common Software Infrastructure and Interoperability Cross-vendor PortabilityData Distribution Service – DDS • Data-centric publish/subscribe • Per channel QoS DDS API • Content and time awarePortability / Interoperability Middleware • API for application portability • Wire protocol for interoperability Real-Time Publish-Subscribe Wire Protocol (RTPS)Transparent Connectivity • C, C++, Java, .NET, Ada • Windows, Linux, embedded, realtime Cross-vendor Interoperability
  13. 13. BUSINESS CHALLENGES © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  14. 14. Fundamental Goal: CollaborationEnemies of Collaboration: Cost and Licensing Terms © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  15. 15. Root Cause: License Scope• Most infrastructure software scoped to a Project – A concerted development effort by a distinct team of engineers – Infrastructure software examples: operating systems, middleware, networking stacks• Practical implications – No sharing between licensed Projects – Potentially high costs due to volume-based pricing schedules © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  16. 16. Defining an Ideal Model• Broaden license scope to encompass multiple Projects – Even across and between companies and government organizations Enable collaboration through sharing of people, knowledge, and innovation Economies of scale through broad use © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  17. 17. Goal for License Fees• Simple to understand -> don’t need a Ph.d• Predictable -> so it can be budgeted for• Fair -> don’t penalize small teams with small budgets• Scale with perceived value © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  18. 18. INTRODUCING: INFRASTRUCTURECOMMUNITY PROGRAM © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  19. 19. Infrastructure Community Program• What is an Infrastructure Community? – Any organization with a goal of adopting a common software infrastructure across groups, programs, systems or applications – Examples • entire government industry standards communities • individual companies or corporate divisions • development sites and multi-company joint efforts – Any team or group of teams of reasonable size qualifies. © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  20. 20. Open Community Source• RTI DDS – Our flagship, market leading product – Full source code – Binaries for Linux and Windows – Available T&M support• License – Fully shareable across IC – Modifiable – Deployable in binary as part of application• Cost – Free of charge © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  21. 21. Advanced Products: RTI Connext RTI Connext DDS RTI Connext Messaging • OMG DDS Libraries • Enterprise • Basic tools & utilities Communication Patterns • Platform Options • Persistence Service RTI Connext Micro • Commercial Terms • Secure & WAN Xports • Small footprint DDS • Resource Constrained SystemsRTI Connext Integrator RTI Connext Tools• Routing Service • Admin Console RTI Connext Micro Cert• Adapter SDK • Monitor• Example Adapters • Analyzer • DO-178C Certifiable• Database Integration • Record/Replay © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL 21
  22. 22. RTI Connext Pricing• Prices start at a flat $1,000 per Developer (US)• All products include library source code• No royalties © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL 22
  23. 23. Introducing RTI Connext 5.0 • Enterprise Integration Patterns • Enhanced Scalability • Administration Console • Over 70 new features Publisher Subscriber Message Message Durable Subscriber MessageAccelerates development and integrationof large-scale, interoperable real-time Messagesystems © 2012 RTI 23
  24. 24. Infrastructure Community Summary• Latest version of flagship RTI DDS for free under Open Community Source license• Advanced products – Low, flat fee per developer license fee – Source included – No royalties• Measures Up – Simple, predictable, affordable, scales sensibly © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  25. 25. Interoperability and Common Infrastructures• Are we at an inflection point for mission critical, real-time systems? – Economic pressures – Demand for more operational utility – Integration of Enterprise and Machine computing• If so, we need to consider new approaches – Technical and Business Considerations © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  26. 26. Thank you © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL

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