Mythical powers of
       OSS
      Iwein Fuld
What’s so bad about
 closed Software?
Bugs in Product X

• Lengthy discussions trying to determine
  who's at fault
• Working around defects in the product
• Ex...
When technical people are encouraged to
write text explaining why they can't fix a
problem instead of fixing the problem, we...
Product X




            Can I have my
             balls back?


Developer
Is OSS really amazing?
OSS is for hippies!
The Power to
                Make it Work

No guarantees




 No warranty
The Responsibility to
                    Make it Work


Accountability




   Choice
Play nice!
If my boss
 takes the     Why should I
   profit...   invest my own
                  time?
Thanks!
Mythical Powers Of Oss
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The Mythical Powers of OSS is hardly about myths. It is meant to explain the value of open source over closed source software to a non technical person.

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  • Mythical Powers Of Oss

    1. 1. Mythical powers of OSS Iwein Fuld
    2. 2. What’s so bad about closed Software?
    3. 3. Bugs in Product X • Lengthy discussions trying to determine who's at fault • Working around defects in the product • Extending the closed source product with modules with unclear ownership
    4. 4. When technical people are encouraged to write text explaining why they can't fix a problem instead of fixing the problem, we should all worry, deeply.
    5. 5. Product X Can I have my balls back? Developer
    6. 6. Is OSS really amazing?
    7. 7. OSS is for hippies!
    8. 8. The Power to Make it Work No guarantees No warranty
    9. 9. The Responsibility to Make it Work Accountability Choice
    10. 10. Play nice!
    11. 11. If my boss takes the Why should I profit... invest my own time?
    12. 12. Thanks!

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