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COSCUP 2013 2013/8/3 11:15-11:45 台北國際會議中心 201C

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OpenOffice, Open Business

  1. 1. OpenOffice, Open Business imacat imacat@mail.imacat.idv.tw 2013/8/3
  2. 2. “OpenOffice,Open Business” is created by imacat (Yang Shih-Ching), and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
  3. 3. imacat ● A member of the Apache OpenOffice Project Management Committee ● An OpenOffice committer ● The system administrator of the OpenOffice forum and Wiki ● A member of Women in Free and Open Source Software ● A graduate student from National Taiwan Normal University
  4. 4. Question: What do you do with open source?
  5. 5. What Do You Do with Open Source? ● Using open source programs/systems?
  6. 6. What Do You Do with Open Source? ● Using open source programs/systems ● Programming with open source programming languages or environments?
  7. 7. What Do You Do with Open Source? ● Using open source programs/systems ● Programming with open source programming languages or environments ● Hacking and modifying open source projects for your own use?
  8. 8. What Do You Do with Open Source? ● Using open source programs/systems ● Programming with open source programming languages or environments ● Hacking and modifying open source projects for your own use ● Attending community events and conferences?
  9. 9. What Do You Do with Open Source? ● Using open source programs/systems ● Programming with open source programming languages or environments ● Hacking and modifying open source projects for your own use ● Attending community events and conferences ● Filing bugs, submitting patches and joining the upstream discussion?
  10. 10. What do business do with open source?
  11. 11. What Do Business Do with Open Source? ● Programming with open source programming languages or environments?
  12. 12. What Do Business Do with Open Source? ● Programming with open source programming languages or environments ● Using, hacking and modifying open source projects/systems for their own use?
  13. 13. And then?
  14. 14. What Do Business Do with Open Source? ● Programming with open source programming languages or environments ● Using, hacking and modifying open source projects/systems for their own use? ● (And then?)
  15. 15. An Open Source Business Community
  16. 16. This is how we work in Apache Software Foundation
  17. 17. Open Source Business Community in Apache ● In Apache Software Foundation, we build open source communities like this: Apache Software Foundation Projects Apache Software Foundation Projects Business CommunityBusiness Community CompanyCompanyCompanyCompany CompanyCompany CompanyCompany End UsersEnd Users
  18. 18. Open Source Business Community in Apache ● ASF projects are the infrastructures of business, and they are rolling money. – Apache HTTPD, Tomcat, SpamAssassin
  19. 19. Open Source Business Community in Apache ● ASF projects are the infrastructures of business, and they are rolling money. – Apache HTTPD, Tomcat, SpamAssassin ● Business companies sponsor ASF in many ways: – Money, development, hardware, and more.
  20. 20. Open Source Business Community in Apache ● ASF projects are the infrastructures of business, and they are rolling money. – Apache HTTPD, Tomcat, SpamAssassin ● Business companies sponsor ASF in many ways: – Money, development, hardware, and more. ● ASF returns with quality software projects that roll money for the business.
  21. 21. Open Source Business Community in Apache ● It works like this: – Business companies sponsor ASF with money, development, and more. – ASF returns with quality software projects that roll money for these companies. Apache Software Foundation Projects Apache Software Foundation Projects Business CommunityBusiness Community CompanyCompanyCompanyCompany CompanyCompany CompanyCompany Quality Software Infrastructure Quality Software Infrastructure Sponsoring: Money, development, and more Sponsoring: Money, development, and more
  22. 22. There are several key issues to the success of this ecosystem.
  23. 23. Key Issues to an Open Source Business Community ● Meritocracy – Everyone can join in as long as she/he contributes.
  24. 24. Key Issues to an Open Source Business Community ● Meritocracy – Everyone can join in as long as she/he contributes. ● Non-Affiliation – Software projects are not affiliated with any of the sponsors.
  25. 25. Key Issues to an Open Source Business Community ● Meritocracy – Everyone can join in as long as she/he contributes. ● Non-Affiliation – Software projects are not affiliated with any of the sponsors. ● Transparency – Everything goes public. No hidden affiliation.
  26. 26. TRUST Software projects are neutral and they welcome everybody to join
  27. 27. But, why?
  28. 28. Why should we bring business to open source software projects? Isn’t it enough to keep OSS projects non-commercial?
  29. 29. Because otherwise it just won’t work.
  30. 30. Keeping OSS projects non-commercial means we have to depend on volunteer developers who work in their spare time
  31. 31. Volunteer Developers’ Spare Time… ● Overnight after work
  32. 32. Volunteer Developers’ Spare Time… ● Overnight after work ● Weekends
  33. 33. Volunteer Developers’ Spare Time… ● Overnight after work ● Weekends ● Holidays
  34. 34. Volunteer Developers’ Spare Time… ● Overnight after work ● Weekends ● Holidays ● …
  35. 35. Volunteer Developers’ Spare Time… ● Overnight after work ● Weekends ● Holidays ● … ● The time after work when they are supposed to stay with their family, children, husbands and wives
  36. 36. Volunteer Developers’ Spare Time… ● Overnight after work ● Weekends ● Holidays ● … ● The time after work when they are supposed to stay with their family, children, husbands and wives – … when you, as an end-user, are staying at home watching TV
  37. 37. This system won’t work, especially with medium-to-large projects
  38. 38. For the OSS projects to be healthy, project development must take daytime, and this time must be paid by someone, some company
  39. 39. That’s why we need business sponsors. Not only sponsoring the money, but most importantly, sponsoring the development.
  40. 40. But, again, why?
  41. 41. Why do we sponsor when software is free to use and take?
  42. 42. Morality is the first reason, but not the only, nor the last.
  43. 43. Benefits to Sponsor OSS Projects ● Join it and get a vote
  44. 44. Benefits to Sponsor OSS Projects ● Join it and get a vote ● Prevent competitors from project affiliation
  45. 45. Benefits to Sponsor OSS Projects ● Join it and get a vote ● Prevent competitors from project affiliation ● Fix the bugs from the upstream once and for all
  46. 46. Benefits to Sponsor OSS Projects ● Join it and get a vote ● Prevent competitors from project affiliation ● Fix the bugs from the upstream once and for all ● Get credits for your contribution
  47. 47. And, most importantly…
  48. 48. Benefits to Sponsor OSS Projects ● Join it and get a vote ● Prevent competitors from project affiliation ● Fix the bugs from the upstream once and for all ● Get credits for your contribution ● Help make quality projects, and these projects will reward you nicely!
  49. 49. Come join us! dev@openoffice.apache.org https://openoffice.apache.org/get-involved.html
  50. 50. Thank you. Any question?

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