Hello
Will Willis
I'm a computer
I'm a computer
 Programmer
Using
Open Source Software
     in Business.
What is Open
 Source?
Open Source is:
Open Source is:
Principles & Values
Open Source is:
Principles & Values
•   acknowledge history of learning

•   use what's out there

•   contribute back to ...
Open Source is:
Principles & Values
•   acknowledge history of learning

•   use what's out there

•   contribute back to ...
Open Source is:
Principles & Values
•   acknowledge history of learning

•   use what's out there

•   contribute back to ...
In Business
Open Source
Open Source

 Software
Open Source
     +
 Software
     =
Open Source
     +
 Software
     =
     ?
Free Software?
it Depends
Free as in BEER
Beer
Free as in SPECH
Speech
Open Source Software
Thank You!

Questions?
Thank You!

  Questions?

OK, moving on...
Open Source Software
Open Source Software
●   source code available to everyone

●   use, change, redistribute the software

●   community-driv...
Open Source Software
●   source code available to everyone

●   use, change, redistribute the software

●   community-driv...
Open Source Software
●   source code available to everyone

●   use, change, redistribute the software

●   community-driv...
Open Source Software
●   source code available to everyone

●   use, change, redistribute the software

●   community-driv...
Why is
Open Source Software
  good for Business?
TCO
Total
  Cost
   of
Ownership
TCO != Price
 Buy Software = Price

Support Software = Add. Cost
Most OSS
Most non-OSS
we got Skilz
What about
 Value?
Crap Software
    $500
 TCO = $500
 Value = $0
Great Software
     $500
  TCO = $500
Value = Millions
Software = Car
Source Code




Looking under the
      hood
Proprietary software




the hood is welded
       shut
Using
Open Source Software
     in Business.
The Case for OSS in
         Businesses
●   peer-reviewed

●   more reliable than closed

●   community-driven & community...
Show me the money
Digital Creations &
        Zope
“Give Away the
Recipe, Open A
 Restaurant”
Accessorizing
“I know I saved
$80,000 right away by
going to open source,
and each time something like
(Windows) XP comes along, I save
...
“The myth has been
built so big that you
can't survive without
Microsoft.”CEO Sterling Ball
The End


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This is the slide deck for a presentation I gave while a student at the University of Houston Downtown, probably some time in 2007. I tried to explain to my classmates the advantages of open source software in business. I just came across this file on an old thumb drive and figured I should upload it somewhere so it hopefully hangs around forever. will.willis@gmail.com

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Open Source Software in Business

  1. 1. Hello
  2. 2. Will Willis
  3. 3. I'm a computer
  4. 4. I'm a computer Programmer
  5. 5. Using Open Source Software in Business.
  6. 6. What is Open Source?
  7. 7. Open Source is:
  8. 8. Open Source is: Principles & Values
  9. 9. Open Source is: Principles & Values • acknowledge history of learning • use what's out there • contribute back to the community
  10. 10. Open Source is: Principles & Values • acknowledge history of learning • use what's out there • contribute back to the community
  11. 11. Open Source is: Principles & Values • acknowledge history of learning • use what's out there • contribute back to the community
  12. 12. In Business
  13. 13. Open Source
  14. 14. Open Source Software
  15. 15. Open Source + Software =
  16. 16. Open Source + Software = ?
  17. 17. Free Software?
  18. 18. it Depends
  19. 19. Free as in BEER
  20. 20. Beer
  21. 21. Free as in SPECH
  22. 22. Speech
  23. 23. Open Source Software
  24. 24. Thank You! Questions?
  25. 25. Thank You! Questions? OK, moving on...
  26. 26. Open Source Software
  27. 27. Open Source Software ● source code available to everyone ● use, change, redistribute the software ● community-driven / community-serving ● passion & philosophy
  28. 28. Open Source Software ● source code available to everyone ● use, change, redistribute the software ● community-driven / community-serving ● passion & philosophy
  29. 29. Open Source Software ● source code available to everyone ● use, change, redistribute the software ● community-driven / community-serving ● passion & philosophy
  30. 30. Open Source Software ● source code available to everyone ● use, change, redistribute the software ● community-driven / community-serving ● passion & philosophy
  31. 31. Why is Open Source Software good for Business?
  32. 32. TCO
  33. 33. Total Cost of Ownership
  34. 34. TCO != Price Buy Software = Price Support Software = Add. Cost
  35. 35. Most OSS
  36. 36. Most non-OSS
  37. 37. we got Skilz
  38. 38. What about Value?
  39. 39. Crap Software $500 TCO = $500 Value = $0
  40. 40. Great Software $500 TCO = $500 Value = Millions
  41. 41. Software = Car
  42. 42. Source Code Looking under the hood
  43. 43. Proprietary software the hood is welded shut
  44. 44. Using Open Source Software in Business.
  45. 45. The Case for OSS in Businesses ● peer-reviewed ● more reliable than closed ● community-driven & community-serving ● passion & philosophy
  46. 46. Show me the money
  47. 47. Digital Creations & Zope
  48. 48. “Give Away the Recipe, Open A Restaurant”
  49. 49. Accessorizing
  50. 50. “I know I saved $80,000 right away by going to open source, and each time something like (Windows) XP comes along, I save even more money because I don't have to buy new equipment to run the software.” CEO Sterling Ball
  51. 51. “The myth has been built so big that you can't survive without Microsoft.”CEO Sterling Ball
  52. 52. The End Will Willis

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