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Keynote slides used at OSGeo.nl Day June 28, 2012 in Velp, The Netherlands. See also www.osgeo.nl. Shows models of doing business with Open Source using a value chain. Also introduces OSGeo, OSGeo.nl.

Keynote slides used at OSGeo.nl Day June 28, 2012 in Velp, The Netherlands. See also www.osgeo.nl. Shows models of doing business with Open Source using a value chain. Also introduces OSGeo, OSGeo.nl.

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  • How to get Rich and Save The Planet with Open Source Just van den Broecke - OSGeo.nl Day - Velp (NL) just@justobjects.nl - June 28, 2012 1Good morning ! Yesss, our own very first OSGeo.nl Day has started! I hope you will enjoy it. This keynote is in English as we haveinternational guests for this plenary. (Excuse me for my American accent but I worked a long time for a US company. Just in caseyou were thinking I wanted to sound as a businessman)
  • Sponsor 2Again a word of thanks to our sponsor WebMapper.
  • About Me Independent Open Source Geospatial Professional www.justobjects.nl 3My name is Just van den Broecke. My daily work is being hired as a consultant/architect/developer in various open sourcegeospatial projects (like PDOK). I try to combine this with developing Open Source software myself. You can checkout some stuffvia my website.(BTW and I am not rich as some suggested. Ok, richness is a relative measure plus there are various forms of richness.)I also will often use the term Free and Open Source for Geospatial (FOSS4G).
  • Member of the OpenGeoGroep (NL) www.opengeogroep.nl About Me 4With the OGG we have a group of companies doing support/development services for FOSS4G.
  • Trailblazer “kwartiermaker” for the OSGeo Dutch Language Local Chapter About Me 5But my role here today is as I call it trailblazer for OSGeo.nl the Dutch Chapter of OSGeo. I will tell you more about OSGeo andOSgeo.nl later.
  • 6I like hiking a lot.
  • 7I combine hobby and work, actually this how I entered the geospatial domain initially: recording tracks with GPS and uploadthem with pictures and videos to
  • 8my favorite pet-project GeoRambling but also to OpenStreetMap. So there is our conference neighborhood. If you have a chance:explore it! (Also I wanted to show at least one map; this is a GIS conference after all).
  • 9Often I hike with friends I know from kindergarden.
  • 10Each year we do a one week hiking trip somewhere in Europe.
  • 11So we were for example in Scotland.
  • 12and last month May walking the Hermannsweg in Germany.
  • 13During that hike I was pondering about a subject for this keynote. I should say that my friends are not in IT.But now and then I try to explain them my work in FOSS. Usually I talk about the technical stuff I know: maps, GPS, coordinatesetc. I always remain vague and fuzzy about the business side of FOSS in general. So what sticks with them is that we inFOSS...
  • Create Software & Give Away for Free 14This is what they don’t get. They see that billions can be earned and they tease me with this.
  • 15Like pointing at this guy
  • 16Or even this guy (some of my friends got rich from stocks).
  • 17and since I’m an Apple user off course this guy. May he rest in peace.
  • From: Paul Ramsey - FOSS4G Keynote 2009http://blog.cleverelephant.ca/2009/10/foss4g-2009-keynote.html 18I guess those of you in Open Source had to explain this to family, friends and colleagues. Paul Ramsey raises and answers thatquestion in a very entertaining and deep way during his Keynote. I will not repeat what Paul has said, since he does this far farbetter than me. Paul is from OSGeo btw. I recommend watching his keynote..So since I am mostly giving technical talks I wanted to force myself this time to talk about open source and money/business. Ifonly to understand & expand my own activities. I wanted to explore if there is some kind of overall framework/structure thatcould possibly inspire also you to enter new niches in the FOSS4G market.
  • How to get Rich and Save The Planet with Open Source 19So I challenged myself by raising the bar a bit and also do some good for the planet at the same time.So today I would like to share with you what I found out. So sit back and relax.(If the talk would have been called “Business Models in Open Source” it would not raise this crowd I guess).
  • How to Earn Money with Open Source 20Before we get rich we at least need to start with earning money...
  • Open Source is not a Business Model 21I used to say : “I do Open Source”. But without even putting a reference here, we all know that Open Source is a developmentmodel and not a business model. Hmm.
  • “Ideals and Concepts by itself will not sell a Product” http://worldisgreen.com/2008/10/17/open-source-and-sustainability-what-do-they-have-in-common/ 22This is painfully true...from the ref: ”Customers do not buy products/services for their ideals but for the value they provide to their business.”
  • Open Source Business Tactics 23But there are off course multiple what one could call “Business Tactics” around Open Source.
  • http://www.cascadoss.eu 24I remembered having this report still on my computer. Read through it once quickly but what stuck was that it presented a visualframework that was easy to understand for tech-nerds like me. Here’s the reference, you can download it as a PDF from the net.
  • The Architecture of Value Creation From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 25Aha architecture, this is something I can relate to as a developer.
  • Value-Chain The steps that turn inputs into value-added output From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 26Yes! Transforming input into output, that is what programming is also about.
  • Software Value-Chain CASCADOSS: Model of Berlecon Research (2002) www.berlecon.de/studien/downloads/200207FLOSS_Basics.pdf From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 27The SVC was taken from an earlier study from Berlecon als available on the net. But I will lead you through the essentials.
  • Software Value Chain From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 28Each step adds value. Note: I am not talking about value in terms of money, just value, for example for a customer.“The steps in this value-chain are:-Software development: analysis, design, programming and testing of the software.-Documentation: writing documentation (API documentation, Reference Manual, User Guides, Tutorials, Howtos, FAQs, ...)-Software packaging: creating a user-friendly package of the software; bundling the software with other packages.-Marketing/sales: marketing the software, closing sales, promoting wide-spread adoption, distribution.-Consulting: providing consultancy with respect to the software.-Integration/custom development: Integrating the software in the clients systems,customizing it for user-specific needs-Training: training in the use or customization of the software-Support: end-user support (telephone, e-mail), installation and update support, bug fixing-Application management: operational management of the clients applications based on the software.”This chain is really no different than a value-chain for proprietary software. “Revenue-generating activities in the value chain such astraining, support and consultancy remain unaffected.” No business model yet here. Business models/tactics are basically one or moreslices where you want to intercept in this chain. Let’s look at a few of them.
  • Software Value Chain Development From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 28Each step adds value. Note: I am not talking about value in terms of money, just value, for example for a customer.“The steps in this value-chain are:-Software development: analysis, design, programming and testing of the software.-Documentation: writing documentation (API documentation, Reference Manual, User Guides, Tutorials, Howtos, FAQs, ...)-Software packaging: creating a user-friendly package of the software; bundling the software with other packages.-Marketing/sales: marketing the software, closing sales, promoting wide-spread adoption, distribution.-Consulting: providing consultancy with respect to the software.-Integration/custom development: Integrating the software in the clients systems,customizing it for user-specific needs-Training: training in the use or customization of the software-Support: end-user support (telephone, e-mail), installation and update support, bug fixing-Application management: operational management of the clients applications based on the software.”This chain is really no different than a value-chain for proprietary software. “Revenue-generating activities in the value chain such astraining, support and consultancy remain unaffected.” No business model yet here. Business models/tactics are basically one or moreslices where you want to intercept in this chain. Let’s look at a few of them.
  • Software Value Chain Development Documentation From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 28Each step adds value. Note: I am not talking about value in terms of money, just value, for example for a customer.“The steps in this value-chain are:-Software development: analysis, design, programming and testing of the software.-Documentation: writing documentation (API documentation, Reference Manual, User Guides, Tutorials, Howtos, FAQs, ...)-Software packaging: creating a user-friendly package of the software; bundling the software with other packages.-Marketing/sales: marketing the software, closing sales, promoting wide-spread adoption, distribution.-Consulting: providing consultancy with respect to the software.-Integration/custom development: Integrating the software in the clients systems,customizing it for user-specific needs-Training: training in the use or customization of the software-Support: end-user support (telephone, e-mail), installation and update support, bug fixing-Application management: operational management of the clients applications based on the software.”This chain is really no different than a value-chain for proprietary software. “Revenue-generating activities in the value chain such astraining, support and consultancy remain unaffected.” No business model yet here. Business models/tactics are basically one or moreslices where you want to intercept in this chain. Let’s look at a few of them.
  • Software Value Chain Development Documentation Packaging From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 28Each step adds value. Note: I am not talking about value in terms of money, just value, for example for a customer.“The steps in this value-chain are:-Software development: analysis, design, programming and testing of the software.-Documentation: writing documentation (API documentation, Reference Manual, User Guides, Tutorials, Howtos, FAQs, ...)-Software packaging: creating a user-friendly package of the software; bundling the software with other packages.-Marketing/sales: marketing the software, closing sales, promoting wide-spread adoption, distribution.-Consulting: providing consultancy with respect to the software.-Integration/custom development: Integrating the software in the clients systems,customizing it for user-specific needs-Training: training in the use or customization of the software-Support: end-user support (telephone, e-mail), installation and update support, bug fixing-Application management: operational management of the clients applications based on the software.”This chain is really no different than a value-chain for proprietary software. “Revenue-generating activities in the value chain such astraining, support and consultancy remain unaffected.” No business model yet here. Business models/tactics are basically one or moreslices where you want to intercept in this chain. Let’s look at a few of them.
  • Software Value Chain Marketing/ Development Documentation Packaging Sales From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 28Each step adds value. Note: I am not talking about value in terms of money, just value, for example for a customer.“The steps in this value-chain are:-Software development: analysis, design, programming and testing of the software.-Documentation: writing documentation (API documentation, Reference Manual, User Guides, Tutorials, Howtos, FAQs, ...)-Software packaging: creating a user-friendly package of the software; bundling the software with other packages.-Marketing/sales: marketing the software, closing sales, promoting wide-spread adoption, distribution.-Consulting: providing consultancy with respect to the software.-Integration/custom development: Integrating the software in the clients systems,customizing it for user-specific needs-Training: training in the use or customization of the software-Support: end-user support (telephone, e-mail), installation and update support, bug fixing-Application management: operational management of the clients applications based on the software.”This chain is really no different than a value-chain for proprietary software. “Revenue-generating activities in the value chain such astraining, support and consultancy remain unaffected.” No business model yet here. Business models/tactics are basically one or moreslices where you want to intercept in this chain. Let’s look at a few of them.
  • Software Value Chain Marketing/ Development Documentation Packaging Sales Consulting From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 28Each step adds value. Note: I am not talking about value in terms of money, just value, for example for a customer.“The steps in this value-chain are:-Software development: analysis, design, programming and testing of the software.-Documentation: writing documentation (API documentation, Reference Manual, User Guides, Tutorials, Howtos, FAQs, ...)-Software packaging: creating a user-friendly package of the software; bundling the software with other packages.-Marketing/sales: marketing the software, closing sales, promoting wide-spread adoption, distribution.-Consulting: providing consultancy with respect to the software.-Integration/custom development: Integrating the software in the clients systems,customizing it for user-specific needs-Training: training in the use or customization of the software-Support: end-user support (telephone, e-mail), installation and update support, bug fixing-Application management: operational management of the clients applications based on the software.”This chain is really no different than a value-chain for proprietary software. “Revenue-generating activities in the value chain such astraining, support and consultancy remain unaffected.” No business model yet here. Business models/tactics are basically one or moreslices where you want to intercept in this chain. Let’s look at a few of them.
  • Software Value Chain Marketing/ Development Documentation Packaging Sales Consulting Integration From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 28Each step adds value. Note: I am not talking about value in terms of money, just value, for example for a customer.“The steps in this value-chain are:-Software development: analysis, design, programming and testing of the software.-Documentation: writing documentation (API documentation, Reference Manual, User Guides, Tutorials, Howtos, FAQs, ...)-Software packaging: creating a user-friendly package of the software; bundling the software with other packages.-Marketing/sales: marketing the software, closing sales, promoting wide-spread adoption, distribution.-Consulting: providing consultancy with respect to the software.-Integration/custom development: Integrating the software in the clients systems,customizing it for user-specific needs-Training: training in the use or customization of the software-Support: end-user support (telephone, e-mail), installation and update support, bug fixing-Application management: operational management of the clients applications based on the software.”This chain is really no different than a value-chain for proprietary software. “Revenue-generating activities in the value chain such astraining, support and consultancy remain unaffected.” No business model yet here. Business models/tactics are basically one or moreslices where you want to intercept in this chain. Let’s look at a few of them.
  • Software Value Chain Marketing/ Development Documentation Packaging Sales Consulting Integration Training From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 28Each step adds value. Note: I am not talking about value in terms of money, just value, for example for a customer.“The steps in this value-chain are:-Software development: analysis, design, programming and testing of the software.-Documentation: writing documentation (API documentation, Reference Manual, User Guides, Tutorials, Howtos, FAQs, ...)-Software packaging: creating a user-friendly package of the software; bundling the software with other packages.-Marketing/sales: marketing the software, closing sales, promoting wide-spread adoption, distribution.-Consulting: providing consultancy with respect to the software.-Integration/custom development: Integrating the software in the clients systems,customizing it for user-specific needs-Training: training in the use or customization of the software-Support: end-user support (telephone, e-mail), installation and update support, bug fixing-Application management: operational management of the clients applications based on the software.”This chain is really no different than a value-chain for proprietary software. “Revenue-generating activities in the value chain such astraining, support and consultancy remain unaffected.” No business model yet here. Business models/tactics are basically one or moreslices where you want to intercept in this chain. Let’s look at a few of them.
  • Software Value Chain Marketing/ Development Documentation Packaging Sales Consulting Integration Training Support From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 28Each step adds value. Note: I am not talking about value in terms of money, just value, for example for a customer.“The steps in this value-chain are:-Software development: analysis, design, programming and testing of the software.-Documentation: writing documentation (API documentation, Reference Manual, User Guides, Tutorials, Howtos, FAQs, ...)-Software packaging: creating a user-friendly package of the software; bundling the software with other packages.-Marketing/sales: marketing the software, closing sales, promoting wide-spread adoption, distribution.-Consulting: providing consultancy with respect to the software.-Integration/custom development: Integrating the software in the clients systems,customizing it for user-specific needs-Training: training in the use or customization of the software-Support: end-user support (telephone, e-mail), installation and update support, bug fixing-Application management: operational management of the clients applications based on the software.”This chain is really no different than a value-chain for proprietary software. “Revenue-generating activities in the value chain such astraining, support and consultancy remain unaffected.” No business model yet here. Business models/tactics are basically one or moreslices where you want to intercept in this chain. Let’s look at a few of them.
  • Software Value Chain Marketing/ Development Documentation Packaging Sales Application Consulting Integration Training Support Management From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 28Each step adds value. Note: I am not talking about value in terms of money, just value, for example for a customer.“The steps in this value-chain are:-Software development: analysis, design, programming and testing of the software.-Documentation: writing documentation (API documentation, Reference Manual, User Guides, Tutorials, Howtos, FAQs, ...)-Software packaging: creating a user-friendly package of the software; bundling the software with other packages.-Marketing/sales: marketing the software, closing sales, promoting wide-spread adoption, distribution.-Consulting: providing consultancy with respect to the software.-Integration/custom development: Integrating the software in the clients systems,customizing it for user-specific needs-Training: training in the use or customization of the software-Support: end-user support (telephone, e-mail), installation and update support, bug fixing-Application management: operational management of the clients applications based on the software.”This chain is really no different than a value-chain for proprietary software. “Revenue-generating activities in the value chain such astraining, support and consultancy remain unaffected.” No business model yet here. Business models/tactics are basically one or moreslices where you want to intercept in this chain. Let’s look at a few of them.
  • Model 1: Dual-Licensing Marketing/ Development Documentation Packaging Sales Application Consulting Integration Training Support Management From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 29We start easy: The Dual Licensing Model.“In the dual-licensing model, the software product is available under two different licenses:- a reciprocal open source license that obligates customers to release their own products also under the reciprocal license if they include the product aspart of their own software products.- a commercial license that releases the user from his obligation to release under a reciprocal license.In short: either the customer reciprocates by contributing to the software commons or he pays the developers.”
  • Model 1: Dual-Licensing ? From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 30So where’s the money earned here?
  • Model 1: Dual-Licensing Licensing Fees for Commercial Licenses From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 31Simple: in license fees. (It is up to you for any judgement.)
  • Model 1: Dual-Licensing ExtJS - JavaScript Lib From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 32Here’s some products that do Dual Licensing. MySQL is probably the best known. ExtJS/Sencha is a (powerful) GUI componentused in various webclients like the GeoExt JavaScript client. ExtJS is also used in the new Flamingo webclient presented next.
  • Model 2: Support Seller Marketing/ Development Documentation Packaging Sales Application Consulting Integration Training Support Management From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 33“In this model the company that creates a F/OSS product offers support services to users of the product. The model is based on the premiss that the creators of asoftware are the best suited to provide support because they are the creators.”
  • Model 2: Support Seller ? From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 34
  • Model 2: Support Seller Support Packages: SLAs Fixed Price Support Subscription From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 35“Standardized support packages are offered as an SLA or support subscription for a fixed price on a (typically) yearly basis. This last model is the most important”
  • Model 2: Support Seller From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 36Could be also a third-party, i.e. not the company that is the creator of the FOSS product.
  • Model 3: Platform Provider Marketing/ Development Documentation Packaging Sales Application Consulting Integration Training Support Management From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 37“The company bundles several F/OSS products into a complete solution or platform. The company provides quality-assurances thatthe selected products work together. ...This model is usually combined with the (Third-Party) Support Seller Model. First, because it isfar easier to support and bug-fix a complete solution (platform) as it implies greater control over the operating environment. Secondly,the value proposition is enhanced for the customer if he can source the platform and related support services for the same supplier.”
  • Model 3: Platform Provider ? From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 38
  • Model 3: Platform Provider License Fee usually combined with Support Seller From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 39“Usually a license fee. However, the business model is mostly combined with a support seller model. In that case, the license fee will cover access to supportservices together with the bundled product.”
  • Model 3: Platform Provider From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 40
  • Model 4: Consulting Marketing/ Development Documentation Packaging Sales Application Consulting Integration Training Support Management From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 41“The company provides consulting and customization services with respect to a range of F/OSS products. This model is certainly the most widely adopted model.”
  • Model 4: Consulting ? From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 42
  • Model 4: Consulting Consulting Services (p/hour) Fixed Price Custom Development From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 43“Services are usually sold on a time & means basis. Custom developments are often contracted on a fixed price basis.”
  • Model 4: Consulting From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 44Many of you. Also means competition. This is good for customers. But you may also want to think to get into one of the othermodels that may be more niche...
  • Model 5: Accessorizing Marketing/ Development Documentation Packaging Sales Application Consulting Integration Training Support Management From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 45“The company sells physical accessories to F/OSS products. Most important of these are technical books andmanuals.”
  • Model 5: Accessorizing ? From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 46
  • Model 5: AccessorizingRevenue from Book Sales From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 47
  • Model 5: Accessorizing From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 48
  • Model 6: Software-as-a-Service Marketing/ Development Documentation Packaging Sales Application Consulting Integration Training Support Management From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 49“In this model F/OSS is used to create a web-accessible application service. Such systems are labeled ““Software as aService”” (SaaS).”These days the buzz-word is “In The Cloud!”.
  • Model 6: Software-as-a-Service ? From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 50
  • Model 6: Software-as-a-Service Access and Usage Fees From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 51“Usually the customer pays a monthly fee for access to the application services.”
  • Model 6: Software-as-a-Service From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 52“The best known company that uses this model is undoubtedly Google. “. Not yet a lot Geospatial activity. Opportunities!!! I find this one interesting sinceGIS is a lot about web-services and we have stable Open Source.
  • Software Value Chain Marketing/ Development Documentation Packaging Sales Application Consulting Integration Training Support Management From: CASCADOSS Del. 1.5 KULeuven 53So all, in all we have seen these various models intercepting this value chain. As the FOSS4G market is sort of a niche within a niche (GIS) there arestill opportunities here apart from the usual Consulting. The Platform Provider and SaaS are relatively unexplored in FOSS4G, so take that with you...
  • ..... and Save The Planet with Open Source 54So how are we in time ? 10 minutes left to save the planet ? Can do..
  • 55Once we have plenty of money...
  • 56we can donate to various charities. Don’t get me wrong here: I think that these guys are doing very good things here. It is onlythat we ourselves need to find alternative ways since we’re not rich yet. Let’s see what we can do...
  • Open Source & Sustainability “Duurzaamheid” 57One thing that sort of stuck into my head is the relationship between: Sustainability and Open Source. In Dutch we call this“Duurzaamheid”. There’s lots of talk about Sustainable production etc. I wanted to see if this Sustainability has been exploredfor FOSS. By the way when we talk about “sustainable Open Source projects” we often mean: projects that can support (sustain)themselves. This is not the sustainability as meant here.
  • “In the current financial crisis facing the world, both open source and sustainability will make a great combination...” http://worldisgreen.com/2008/10/17/open-source-and-sustainability-what-do-they-have-in-common/ 58And here I found some beginnings, not a complete answer. Some of my thoughts here next...
  • Lake ecosystem: Source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources 59Usually natural ecosystems are taken as a model for forms of sustainability. Like for example aquatic ecosystems. There’s atension between chaos and an equilibrium like entropy and energy.
  • Open Geospatial Ecosystems Users Developers Open Open Processes Source (OSGeo) Lake ecosystem: Source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources 60I like this idea of ecosystems in Open Source: Users, Developers, Software tied together to produce long-term ever-increasingvalue that is greater than the sum of individuals and software components. Within FOSS4G the notion of Open Standards, OpenData and Crowd Sourcing also tends to make these components even better integrated. OGC standards also raise competition inperformance/quality/features for similar products. Think of WMS shootouts...
  • Open Geospatial Ecosystems Users Developers Open Standards (OGC) Open Open Processes Source (OSGeo) Lake ecosystem: Source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources 60I like this idea of ecosystems in Open Source: Users, Developers, Software tied together to produce long-term ever-increasingvalue that is greater than the sum of individuals and software components. Within FOSS4G the notion of Open Standards, OpenData and Crowd Sourcing also tends to make these components even better integrated. OGC standards also raise competition inperformance/quality/features for similar products. Think of WMS shootouts...
  • Open Geospatial Ecosystems Users Developers Open Standards (OGC) Open Open Processes Source Open (OSGeo) Data (OSM) Lake ecosystem: Source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources 60I like this idea of ecosystems in Open Source: Users, Developers, Software tied together to produce long-term ever-increasingvalue that is greater than the sum of individuals and software components. Within FOSS4G the notion of Open Standards, OpenData and Crowd Sourcing also tends to make these components even better integrated. OGC standards also raise competition inperformance/quality/features for similar products. Think of WMS shootouts...
  • Open Geospatial Ecosystems Users Developers Open Standards (OGC) Crowd Sourcing Open Open Processes Source Open (OSGeo) Data (OSM) Lake ecosystem: Source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources 60I like this idea of ecosystems in Open Source: Users, Developers, Software tied together to produce long-term ever-increasingvalue that is greater than the sum of individuals and software components. Within FOSS4G the notion of Open Standards, OpenData and Crowd Sourcing also tends to make these components even better integrated. OGC standards also raise competition inperformance/quality/features for similar products. Think of WMS shootouts...
  • http://geotux.tuxfamily.org/index.php/en/geo-blogs/item/291-comparacion-clientes-web-v6 61Even in the small you find ecosystems in open source. These are all geospatial mapping clients and their interrelations.And just as in a realworld eco-system: species arise, dominate for some time and die off. Watch the now Leaflet island in thenext years....
  • Open Source Development Model Primary Motivation Solve Problem Demand-Based 62If we look at the OS development model we find that development is usually driven by demand pull: to solve a problem.It is driven by requirements either from users or a personal “developer’s itch”.What this means is is that...
  • Open Source Development Model Produce Just Enough 63The consequence is that this driving force tends to produce just enough, i.e. it is harder to produce excess. Though we havestill may have off course failing projects and products. And there’s competition (MapServer vs GeoServer vs deegree), this is on aperformance/quality/features’ level.
  • Open Source Development Model Sharing Code Sharing Knowledge Sharing 64FOSS comes down to knowledge sharing. Software is merely codified knowledge. Software builds on other software and evolvesfrom previous software. The phrase “Standing on the shoulders of Giants” applies. So how does this relate to sustainability ?
  • Open Source Development Model Minimize Resources by Sharing 65We minimize resources by sharing code and other knowledge around the code. This is a good thing! I think there is less waist.Online open communities and development environments also tend to produce e.g. less paper and do less travel.
  • Stepping Up 66So when doing Open Source in my opinion we are already saving the planet just a little bit. But you can get a step further.
  • Humanitarian Mapping 67When exploring several geospatial projects related to disaster support I learned about humanitarian mapping. It appeared thatthis was already existing longer than I thought.
  • The Booth Maps of London Poverty - 1889 http://www.locallocalhistory.co.uk/municipal-housing/wedmore/part1v1/ 68Already in 1889 Charles Booth mapped poverty levels of citizens within Londen by using a classification with colours. Very soona relationship between sanity and disease was derived from this.
  • 69In the present day we have for example the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. They help in cases where humanitarianresponse is needed. The most striking example is Haiti. In 2010 just a few hours after the disaster mapping efforts began. Herethe power of both Open Source and Open Data plus an interconnected online community helped enormously in getting startedand productive.
  • 70Another example is the Uhahidi project, also geared at mapping and crowd sourcing information in crisis situations.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ushahidi “Ushahidi, Inc. is a non-profit software company that develops free and open source software (LGPL) for informationcollection, visualization and interactive mapping. Ushahidi (Swahili for "testimony" or "witness") created a website (http://legacy.ushahidi.com) in theaftermath of Kenyas disputed 2007 presidential election (see 2007–2008 Kenyan crisis) that collected eyewitness reports of violence sent in byemail and text-message and placed them on a Google map.[2] The organization uses the concept of crowdsourcing for social activism and publicaccountability, serving as an initial model for what has been coined as activist mapping - the combination of social activism, citizen journalismand geospatial information. Ushahidi offers products that enable local observers to submit reports using their mobile phones or the internet, whilesimultaneously creating a temporal and geospatial archive of events.”
  • How to get Rich and Save The Planet with Open Source 71So I hope to have given you some pointers and that when doing Open Source you are already helping the world today...
  • Where To Start ? 72But where to start: where do I find the right people, right geospatial software ? A place to exchange ideas ?
  • Join 73The answer is simple: Join OSGeo.nl if you did not already.
  • Open Source Geospatial Foundation www.osgeo.org Your Open Source Compass ...organizes geospatial IT 74But first I have to explain what OSGeo, the worldwide organization, is.
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  • So WhatAbout ThisOSGeo.nl ? 81
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  • MissionPromote the use anddevelopment of Open Source geospatial software within theDutch language areas 84
  • Missie Stimuleren van het gebruik en de ontwikkeling van open source software voor geo-informatie in hetNederlandse taalgebied 85
  • Slogan“Wegwijs in open geo” 86
  • ActivitiesEvents/seminars: OSGeo.nl Dag Local initiatives “Stammtish” Space for SIGs Coop: OSM NL OpenData NL Do-ocracy ! 87
  • The DreamTeam MarketingCoach CoachKeynote Technical Business & Application 88 OSGeo Open Source Seminar - Geospatial World Forum - 25 April 2012 - Amsterdam 88
  • For Whom Developers Users Students Governments IndustryAim: Rich Mixture 89
  • Contact Web: www.osgeo.nl Email: info@osgeo.nlMailing List: dutch@lists.osgeo.org Twitter: @osgeonl #osgeonl IRC: Freenode #osgeonl 90
  • And my Friends ? 91So what about my friends ? At least I think I found a more structured answer. And did I get rich ? Well maybe I did not want toget rich that badly.
  • 92At least my friends are happy since they know I am earning enough money to buy them a beer!
  • Thank You Have a goodOSGeo.nl Day ! 93