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Presentation from Ray OBrien at the Caribbean Open Data Conference & Code Sprint

Presentation from Ray OBrien at the Caribbean Open Data Conference & Code Sprint

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  • 1. Community Open Source Development:The Possibilities for Innovators Raymond G. O’Brien ARC CTO for IT January 27, 2012
  • 2. It starts with an idea – IdeaI Have an or maybe even a rough vision February 3, 2012
  • 3. You want to develop the idea with others (with the same interest, passion, desire, etc.) February 3, 2012
  • 4. What are the choices? Encourage informal internal pursuit (think Google Time) Initiate a formal house development project staffed with employees, interns Contact for engineering and development services Award a grant Establish a formal partnership with a public or private entity Respond to a call for proposals Start your own business Do nothing; wait Or… February 3, 2012
  • 5. Start or join a Community Open Source Development Project February 3, 2012
  • 6. Two Open Source Development Approaches  Cathedral – development by an exclusive group  Bazaar – development by a community 2/3/2012
  • 7. A Community Brings A Lot To The Table Diverse skills and experience Different perspectives Different priorities and motivations Energy and passion A combined sense of purpose February 3, 2012
  • 8. An exciting example from NASA NASA uses commercially available products whenever possible But sometimes choice is limited and there is an opportunity for NASA to enhance a sector of ITI Innovation in Cloud Computing February 3, 2012
  • 9. There was this project called Nebula February 3, 2012
  • 10. The Nebula team had an idea (or more accurately, a grand vision) NASA would work with a world-wide community of developers to build an open source cloud stack February 3, 2012
  • 11. It was achieved! In July 2010, Rackspace and NASA each contributed the foundational components of Openstack » A new open source development community was formed overnight In just 18 months, its growth has been phenomenal » 2300+ community members; 150 corporations February 3, 2012
  • 12. It Happened vxccxvxcv 2/3/2012
  • 13. World-wide development community February 3, 2012
  • 14. OpenStack Metrics First bug reported 8 minutes after launch; fixed 12 minutes later 30 companies within first month, 50 within eight months; 150 today 2300 members of the development community Named #2 and #4 most popular new open source projects in 2010 as measured by Black Duck In first month, Iphone, Ipad, and Android interfaces created Selected by Canonical for Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud Selected by HP and AT&T for delivering public cloud services; chosen by Dell for private cloud offerings February 3, 2012
  • 15. Mapping Open Source Development to NASA’s Open Government Plan  Aligns perfectly with the Plan’s 3 major tenets: » Transparency » Collaboration » Participation  Flagship initiative 2/3/2012
  • 16. Mapping Open Source Development to NASA’s Open Data Plan  NASA’s public data sets are intended to be processed and manipulated  New policy being pursued will allow NASA to participate in SW development with the public towards this end 2/3/2012
  • 17. NASA’s new code.nasa.gov site 2/3/2012
  • 18. Community Open Source Development: The Possibilities for Innovators Address a gap  Test an idea Create standards  Achieve a goal sooner Pursue a vision  Demonstrate a success as Build, enhance, or support a basis for … community  Expose security and other Leverage inherent mechanisms to scrutiny for characteristics of finding flaws transparency, collaboration,  Create missing interfaces and participation  Create competition Practice public-private  Influence direction collaboration  Build an open foundation for Start a movement a new product, business Create niche capabilities  Differentiate Share your knowledge  Create economic advantage 2/3/2012
  • 19. In Summary Community open source development provides an exciting and proven option for innovators to turning ideas, visions, and plans to reality However, remember to do your homework: » Intellectual property, export control, and security details can be complex » Make the investment in gaining the necessary understanding of the open source model and associated licensing The rewards can be staggering! 2/3/2012