Dr Derek W. Keats      dKeats Innovation                                      IDLELO       & Kenga Pty Ltd           http:...
About dKeats Innovation                Leverage    Envision    new tech-        Innovation                 nologies       ...
About Kenga             Import & Export Pty Ltd         Innovation through software             Free Software (Open Source...
THEME    Open Source Solutions for      achieving Millennium       Development Goals                 
What does it take          to have solutions              that work?             THEME    Open Source Solutions for      a...
Biology     
Technology        Education         Biology     
Management        Technology        Education         Biology     
Assumptions      Wishful      thinking         Management    Conventional       Technology      Wisdom       Faith        ...
Ecological                     Management                     Technology                     Education                    ...
Ecological    Complex system      Management    with emergent    properties          Technology    Direction              ...
Ecological processes                       Disturbance                        Predation                        Disease    ...
Ecological processes                       Predation                
Not obvious          
Ecological processes                       Herbivory                
Ecological processes                       Disturbance                        Predation         The core       Disease    ...
Ecological processes                        Disturbance                         Predation    What are the core    Disease ...
Ecological processes                        Sustainable                          finance    What are the core   Technology...
Align for success                      Vision                  People                  Process                 Technology ...
Tools andtechniques              
Example          Conversion of the       Klingon Empires home          base on QonoS to       Free and Open Source        ...
Preliminary interviews           with Worf       Knowledge of FOSS    Built a concept map based      on the VPPTF model   ...
Preparation for the first workshop                                     Concept                                     map    ...
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Kelp forest   Structure                       Canopy                                   Layers                      Epiphyt...
Five layers of a FOSS strategy                Create aProcess                 project                 Join a              ...
Five layers of a FOSS strategy                Create aProcess                 project                 Join a              ...
Five layers of a FOSS strategy                Create aProcess                 project                 Join a              ...
Five layers of a FOSS strategy                Create aProcess                 project       The organisation puts resource...
Five layers of a FOSS strategy                Create a       The organisation puts resources,                             ...
Five layers of a FOSS strategy          Create a       These areProcess           project       the layers ...            ...
Organisation                                               Perpetual                        Process &                     ...
Processes relevant     to a successful      FOSS strategy      in Government              
Development    Training and    JIT learning                   Implementation                     Support                  ...
How far up into the               organisation does the    Altitude                ecosystem planning                     ...
A funnel effect                of potential    Altitude                    harm                         
     Altitude 
A few projects in these    layers make for a risky    ecosystem to be in     
South Africa: FOSS Policy 2007      1. Use FOSS.      2. Migrate to FOSS      3. Develop in FOSS      4. Use FOSS Licensin...
Vision clear, socializedStrength of ecosystem                        The highest leader as an active champion             ...
Knowledgeable user communityStrength of ecosystem                            Procurement policies                         ...
Five layers of a FOSS strategyStrength of ecosystem                        Use   Adapt   Sponsor   Join   Create          ...
What progress have you seen with the    implementation of FOSS Policy 2007?     1. Use FOSS.     2. Migrate to FOSS     3....
Thank you                                 This presentation was made                                 entirely using Free S...
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An ecological approach to Free and Open Source Software for Governments and Organizations

  1. 1. Dr Derek W. Keats dKeats Innovation IDLELO & Kenga Pty Ltd http://www.dkeats.com http://kengasolutions.com derek@dkeats.com +27 82 787 0169   
  2. 2. About dKeats Innovation Leverage Envision new tech- Innovation nologies Ecological thinking   
  3. 3. About Kenga Import & Export Pty Ltd Innovation through software Free Software (Open Source) Focus on Chisimba   
  4. 4. THEME Open Source Solutions for achieving Millennium Development Goals   
  5. 5. What does it take to have solutions that work? THEME Open Source Solutions for achieving Millennium Development Goals   
  6. 6. Biology   
  7. 7. Technology Education Biology   
  8. 8. Management Technology Education Biology   
  9. 9. Assumptions Wishful thinking Management Conventional Technology Wisdom Faith Education Biology  Hype  
  10. 10. Ecological Management Technology Education Biology   
  11. 11. Ecological Complex system Management with emergent properties Technology Direction Education Synergy Not magnitude Biology   
  12. 12. Ecological processes Disturbance Predation Disease Symbiosis Competition Herbivory    Production
  13. 13. Ecological processes Predation   
  14. 14. Not obvious   
  15. 15. Ecological processes Herbivory   
  16. 16. Ecological processes Disturbance Predation The core Disease fundamental Symbiosis things that make ecosystems Competition function Herbivory    Production
  17. 17. Ecological processes Disturbance Predation What are the core Disease fundamental things that make Symbiosis organizations Competition function? Herbivory    Production
  18. 18. Ecological processes Sustainable finance What are the core Technology fundamental things that make Process organizations People function? Vision   
  19. 19. Align for success Vision People Process Technology Clear Skills Creation Application Known Commitment Deployment Supporting Discussed Knowledge Operation applications On agendas Competencies Support Operating system Aligned toexamples Connectedness Enhancement Hardware other visions Emotional intelligence Innovation Network Aligned to Problem solving Change Internet other strategies Attitudes management User devices Other strategies Beliefs Communication User operating aligned to Actions system vision Passion User applications Fears Hidden agendas Politics Underpinned by: appropriate and sustainable finance Start here Do these together     (unless you are a start-up)
  20. 20. Tools andtechniques   
  21. 21. Example Conversion of the Klingon Empires home base on QonoS to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) on the desktop, with a longer term view of a  broader FOSS strategy  
  22. 22. Preliminary interviews with Worf Knowledge of FOSS Built a concept map based on the VPPTF model   
  23. 23. Preparation for the first workshop Concept map Branches & Relationships have meaning Colours have meaning   
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  31. 31. Kelp forest Structure Canopy Layers Epiphytes Water column Understory Encrusting   
  32. 32. Five layers of a FOSS strategy Create aProcess project Join a project Sponsor a project Adapt existing The organisation uses existing Product FOSS tools, such as GNU/Linux,   Use existing and does not contribute to their   development.
  33. 33. Five layers of a FOSS strategy Create aProcess project Join a project Sponsor a project The organisation makes minor adaptations of existing tools to serve its own peculiar business Adapt existing needs. Product   Use existing  
  34. 34. Five layers of a FOSS strategy Create aProcess project Join a project The organisation sponsors an Sponsor a external agency to create a tool on its behalf, and may assist that project agency to locate other sponsors who could join the project. Adapt existing Product   Use existing  
  35. 35. Five layers of a FOSS strategy Create aProcess project The organisation puts resources, either money, a software developer, or documentation resources into an Join a existing project. project Sponsor a project Adapt existing Product   Use existing  
  36. 36. Five layers of a FOSS strategy Create a The organisation puts resources, either money, a software developer,Process project or documentation resources into an existing project. Join a project Sponsor a project Adapt existing Product   Use existing  
  37. 37. Five layers of a FOSS strategy Create a These areProcess project the layers ... Join a They are not mutually project exclusive, and for a strategy of the scope of Sponsor a a Government FOSS project strategy, all of them should be present. Adapt existing … of your FOSS Product Use existing ecosystem    
  38. 38. Organisation Perpetual Process & skills technology shortage innovation Locus of control r a jo n M sio n te vendors lead Dependency / Technology Outsourced skills transfer Sales / Technology centred People centred  Locus of focus  
  39. 39. Processes relevant to a successful FOSS strategy in Government   
  40. 40. Development Training and JIT learning Implementation Support Build a Procurement mindset of innovation Foster growth of FOSS businesses Foster FOSS Research & . . . etc Development   
  41. 41. How far up into the organisation does the Altitude ecosystem planning reach?   
  42. 42. A funnel effect of potential Altitude harm   
  43. 43.   Altitude 
  44. 44. A few projects in these layers make for a risky ecosystem to be in   
  45. 45. South Africa: FOSS Policy 2007 1. Use FOSS. 2. Migrate to FOSS 3. Develop in FOSS 4. Use FOSS Licensing 5. Promote FOSS   
  46. 46. Vision clear, socializedStrength of ecosystem The highest leader as an active champion Confidence Training and support FOSS project management capacity Management commitment    
  47. 47. Knowledgeable user communityStrength of ecosystem Procurement policies Business partners Sustainable finance    
  48. 48. Five layers of a FOSS strategyStrength of ecosystem Use Adapt Sponsor Join Create    
  49. 49. What progress have you seen with the implementation of FOSS Policy 2007? 1. Use FOSS. 2. Migrate to FOSS 3. Develop in FOSS 4. Use FOSS Licensing 5. Promote FOSS   
  50. 50. Thank you This presentation was made entirely using Free Software Derek Keats, PhD derek@dkeats.com http://www.dkeats.com  http://facebook.com/dkeats  

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