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Making an Existing Software Project Open Source - examples of how AOL and Yahoo! decide to open source internal projects and the steps they take to help manage the community.

Making an Existing Software Project Open Source - examples of how AOL and Yahoo! decide to open source internal projects and the steps they take to help manage the community.

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  • 1. Going Open:Making an Existing SoftwareProject Open SourcePeter VescusoBlack Duck Software
  • 2. Trends“Software isEating the World” Marc Andreessen Copyright © 2012 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 3. Source: Karim R. LakhaniTrends: Open Innovation k@hbs.edu “No MatterAcademia Are, Most of Who You the Smartest People Work for Someone Else” Bill Joy, Cofounder Sun Microsystems Innovation Community Commercial Copyright © 2012 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 4. Trends: Open Innovation Then Now Time Copyright © 2012 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 5. Trends: “Super Communities”Healthcare AutomotiveAerospace Polarsys Financial Services Mobile Copyright © 2012 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 6. Why Open Source? “Open source helps us build better products faster” Erynn PetersenVice President of Developer & Open Source Evangelism Copyright © 2012 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 7. Staying in Synch with Changes Copyright © 2012 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 8. How Not to Go Open Copyright © 2012 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 9. Sample of Projects Copyright © 2012 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 10. Open Sourcing – Will it Succeed?Erynn Petersen‟s check list:  Does a similar open source project already exist?  Are there interfacing projects we can leverage?  Does an evangelist or „rock star‟ already exist for the project?  Which projects have „cache‟?  Who is already using the software that we can engage for help/partnership?  What is the competitive risk?  What is the estimated cost to open source?  What is the benefit to AOL? What is the benefit to the development community? Copyright © 2012 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 11. Open Sourcing – Will it Succeed? An open source Node.js web framework for real time web development. Copyright © 2012 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 12. Open Source or not? Keep the platform proprietary Open Source it Delay Helps get competition shared from creating investment in knock-off the platform products. to help us all.Gil YehudaDirector of OpenSource Strategy Forces our Be alone product to caring about compete on the platform‟s full development. experience, not timing. Copyright © 2012 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 13. Open Source or not? Open source platform for Big DataGil YehudaDirector of OpenSource Strategy Copyright © 2012 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 14. Open Sourcing - Preparing Clean Code Documentation IP Rights Copyright © 2012 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 15. Community Management Bugs Issues Roadmap Copyright © 2012 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 16. Copyright © 2012 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 17. Summary Open innovation is growing Many reasons to open source proprietary code – Webinar with AOL - How to Go Open: Successfully Open Sourcing Internal Software Projects  http://advance.blackducksoftware.com/content/WRGoOpen – Webinar with Yahoo - Open Source as a Catalyst for Innovation and Cultural Change Featuring Yahoo!  http://advance.blackducksoftware.com/content/WRYahooSM Making an open source project successful: – Attractiveness – Transparency – Meritocracy – Management Copyright © 2012 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 18. 6th Annual Future of Open Source Survey www.futureopensource.net Produced by Black Duck, North Bridge & 451 Research Focuses on the next generation of open source topics – Community driven innovation, vertical industry adoption, etc. Keynote panel at OSBC, May 21, 2012 in San Francisco to discuss the survey results Help Shape the Future of Open Source! Take the Survey Today! http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22F4B845DQ5 Copyright © 2012 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.