The real value of open source: ROI and beyond

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The slides from my presentation, "The real value of open source: ROI and beyond" from LinuxWochen Austria and Drupal Business Days Vienna 2012. - jam | Jeffrey A. McGuire | Acquia Manager of Community …

The slides from my presentation, "The real value of open source: ROI and beyond" from LinuxWochen Austria and Drupal Business Days Vienna 2012. - jam | Jeffrey A. McGuire | Acquia Manager of Community Affairs | jam@acquia.com

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  • 1. The real value of open source: ROI and beyond Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire Acquia Manager of Community Affairs jam@acquia.com @horncologne@acquia
  • 2. Who are you?Why are you here?
  • 3. The real value of open source: ROI and beyond Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire Acquia Manager of Community Affairs jam@acquia.com @horncologne@acquia
  • 4. “Open source is an intellectual-propertydestroyer… I cant imagine something that could be worse than this for thesoftware business and the intellectual-property business.” - Jim Allchin, Microsoft - 2001
  • 5. “Open source is an intellectual-propertydestroyer… I cant imagine something that could be worse than this for thesoftware business and the intellectual-property business.” - Jim Allchin, Microsoft - 2001
  • 6. “Open source is an intellectual-propertydestroyer… I cant imagine something that could be worse than this for thesoftware business and the intellectual-property business.” - Jim Allchin, Microsoft - 2001
  • 7. “We dont pick on Microsoft any more, its like kicking a puppy." - Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation.http://www.flickr.com/photos/13825348@N03/2300963596/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  • 8. What do you need?•Innovation•Cost savings•Risk mitigation
  • 9. Drupal and Open Source give you:•Innovation•Cost savings•Risk mitigation
  • 10. $1.100.000.000
  • 11. Drupal passes the truck test ...
  • 12. Drupal today2% of the web17,000+ developers15,000+ modules300,000+ downloads/month1.5M unique visitors/month55 supported languagesFREE
  • 13. The world’s largest open source projects:Linux, KDE, Apache, Drupal, Eclipse,Perl+CPAN, Mozilla+Addons, GnomeHenrik Ingo: http://openlife.cc/blogs/2010/november/how-grow-your-open-source-project-10x-and-revenues-5x
  • 14. “Linux is a transformational technology.Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat - http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/17/red-hat-ceo-at-linuxcon-i-have-no-idea-whats-next/
  • 15. “The technology of Linux empowersadvancements and innovations that havenothing to do with the technology of Linux.That is to say ...
  • 16. “Linux supports the development ofnew business models, as well asnew technologies.”
  • 17. "In the world of computer software, open sourcecommunities develop and improve ideasorganically, based on concepts and practices thatwork. Driven by innovation contributed byindividuals, open source simply means that asystem is available to any who wish to contribute. It provides the fastest possible rate of improvement for ideas."One Way Forward: The Outsiders Guide to Fixing the Republic.- Lawrence Lessig, 2012
  • 18. Open Source Software: You are free toUse it: for anything, anywhere, foreverStudy it: understand what you are usingModify it: fix it, make it betterShare it: redistribute, sell, give back
  • 19. True Value – Open SourceUse it: for anything, anywhere, foreverStudy it: understand what you are usingModify it: fix it, make it betterShare it: redistribute, sell, give back
  • 20. True Value – Open SourceUse it: for anything, anywhere, forever ...... and (sort of) for free.
  • 21. Free does work ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/42934556@N00/245866252/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • 22. Hey! It’s free!
  • 23. Zero ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/29233640@N07/6086350983/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 24. Proprietary Open Source IT Costs IT Costs Personnel Personnel Hosting Hosting Bandwidth Bandwidth Design Design(Recurring) Licensing fees No licensing fees Invest in your team Invest what/when you need Vendor lock-in 1000s of vendorsData lock-in (buy it back?) You own your data Vendor roadmap Your needs Vendor release cycle When you need it When it happens Cutting edge
  • 25. True Value – Open SourceUse it: for anything, anywhere, foreverStudy it: understand what you are using
  • 26. Transparency ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/centralasian/5329431523/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 27. http://www.guardian.co.uk/government-computing-network/2011/nov/08/cesg-open-source-security
  • 28. What about security? Thank you:
  • 29. True Value – Open SourceUse it: for anything, anywhere, foreverStudy it: understand what you are usingModify it: fix it, make it better
  • 30. Drupal is innovation ... Open Source Collaboration Community Innovation
  • 31. Innovation“Users generally have a much moreaccurate and detailed model of theirneeds than manufacturers have ...” Eric von Hipple, Democratizing Innovation
  • 32. True Value – Open SourceUse it: for anything, anywhere, foreverStudy it: understand what you are usingModify it: fix it, make it betterShare it: redistribute, sell, give back
  • 33. Speed via reuse ...
  • 34. True Value – Open SourceUse it: for anything, anywhere, foreverStudy it: understand what you are usingModify it: fix it, make it betterShare it: redistribute, sell, give back
  • 35. Control your own destiny ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/popculturegeek/4534090770/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 36. Thank you ...Jeff Eaton - LullabotBetsey Emsley, Jeff Walpole - Phase://Robert Douglass,Andrew Melck, Scott Davis - Acquia TextAnna Lang, Ivo Radulovski - ProPeople
  • 37. And thank you! jam@acquia.com @horncologne Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire Acquia Manager of Community Affairs jam@acquia.com @horncologne@acquia