Free Software «Standing on the Shoulders of Nerds»
What is Free Software? <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Works OK </li></ul><ul><li>Poorly documented </li></ul><ul><li>Horri...
Examples
Creuna Platform
Plone Plone Zope Python Windows/Mac/Linux <ul><li>Developed by enthusiasts </li></ul><ul><li>Core of main developers </li>...
RedHat – Enterprise Confusion <ul><li>Enterprise Linux  </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on stability </li></ul><ul><li>Sold with s...
SUN <ul><li>MySQL Community Server </li></ul><ul><li>MySQL Enterprise Unlimited </li></ul><ul><li>Java is a specification ...
eZ Publish
Apache Software Foundation <ul><li>” Meritocracy in action” </li></ul><ul><li>Incubator and umbrella organisation </li></u...
Business Models <ul><li>Idealism </li></ul><ul><li>Sell commercial add-ons </li></ul><ul><li>Sell support and services </l...
Advantages <ul><li>Transparent </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Modifiable </li></ul><ul><li>Build on and improve ...
Downsides <ul><li>Noone to hang </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation is boring </li></ul><ul><li>Projects get dropped </li></ul...
Open or Free? <ul><li>More or less the same </li></ul><ul><li>Free Software Foundation = Dogmatic </li></ul><ul><li>Open S...
Licences <ul><li>GNU GPL version 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>GNU LGPL  </li></ul><ul><li>GNU AGPL </li></ul><ul><li>BSD </li></u...
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Open Source Explained

  1. 1. Free Software «Standing on the Shoulders of Nerds»
  2. 2. What is Free Software? <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Works OK </li></ul><ul><li>Poorly documented </li></ul><ul><li>Horrible UI </li></ul><ul><li>Version 0.3a </li></ul>
  3. 3. Examples
  4. 4. Creuna Platform
  5. 5. Plone Plone Zope Python Windows/Mac/Linux <ul><li>Developed by enthusiasts </li></ul><ul><li>Core of main developers </li></ul><ul><li>Contibutions from a large community </li></ul><ul><li>Active mailing list </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled by Plone Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Developers sell consulting services </li></ul><ul><li>GPL-licence </li></ul>
  6. 6. RedHat – Enterprise Confusion <ul><li>Enterprise Linux </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on stability </li></ul><ul><li>Sold with subscription service </li></ul><ul><li>Patent idemnification </li></ul>Klone av RedHat Gratis <ul><li>Grew out of RedHat in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by RedHat and community </li></ul><ul><li>Bleeding edge </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul>
  7. 7. SUN <ul><li>MySQL Community Server </li></ul><ul><li>MySQL Enterprise Unlimited </li></ul><ul><li>Java is a specification </li></ul><ul><li>Several implementations, including OpenJDK </li></ul><ul><li>Community version of Solaris </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Solaris draws on OpenSolaris </li></ul><ul><li>Complete office suite </li></ul>
  8. 8. eZ Publish
  9. 9. Apache Software Foundation <ul><li>” Meritocracy in action” </li></ul><ul><li>Incubator and umbrella organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Apache Software Licence </li></ul><ul><li>50+ projects </li></ul><ul><li>Began with the Apache HTTP-server </li></ul><ul><li>ApacheCon </li></ul>
  10. 10. Business Models <ul><li>Idealism </li></ul><ul><li>Sell commercial add-ons </li></ul><ul><li>Sell support and services </li></ul><ul><li>Promote commercial version (more powerfull) </li></ul><ul><li>Generate buzz </li></ul><ul><li>Gain critical mass </li></ul>
  11. 11. Advantages <ul><li>Transparent </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Modifiable </li></ul><ul><li>Build on and improve other people’s work </li></ul><ul><li>10.000 eyes... </li></ul><ul><li>Access to developers </li></ul><ul><li>Fast/only way to critical mass </li></ul>
  12. 12. Downsides <ul><li>Noone to hang </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation is boring </li></ul><ul><li>Projects get dropped </li></ul><ul><li>Patent threats </li></ul>
  13. 13. Open or Free? <ul><li>More or less the same </li></ul><ul><li>Free Software Foundation = Dogmatic </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source Initiative = Pragmatic </li></ul>
  14. 14. Licences <ul><li>GNU GPL version 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>GNU LGPL </li></ul><ul><li>GNU AGPL </li></ul><ul><li>BSD </li></ul><ul><li>Apache Licence </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL) </li></ul><ul><li>And hundreds more… </li></ul>

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