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    • Open Source in European and Finnish public and private ecosystems Ilkka Lehtinen Executive Director The Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions www.coss.fi 9.12.2009 ilkka.lehtinen@coss.fi +358 40 820 4600 COSS – the Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions w w w . c o s s . f i JOIN NOW!
    • COSS • Founded 2003 • Strengthening the competitiveness of Finnish and European software intensive industries • Catalysing the development of information society supported by OSS • Promotes OSS solutions and opportunities for different industrial sectors and user groups • Produces communications & business development services for OSS companies • Supports the inter-organisational network that enables new value systems to emerge COSS – the Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions w w w . c o s s . f i JOIN NOW!
    • Achievements - The Finnish open source business ecosystem can be identified and accessed - Ecosystem is growing - Open source is more and more generally accepted - Shared vision about the future is emerging in specific sub- ecosystems - Businesses are better able to identify their strategies in rapidly evolving value networks - There is a long term commitment of key stakeholders to continue collaboration - International co-operation has started COSS – the Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions w w w . c o s s . f i JOIN NOW!
    • COSS – the Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions w w w . c o s s . f i JOIN NOW!
    • Myth # 8: No Money to be made by OpenSorce • Truth is that most of money in IT Business is made through services rather than licensing • Open Source is way of producing and distributing software, not a businessmodel. • ...and the biggest successes in 2000’s have been software (OSS) driven businesses such as Google, Amazon, Ebay, Sulake Labs, MySQL... COSS – the Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions w w w . c o s s . f i JOIN NOW!
    • Why National Competence Center? • In relatively small market catalyzator is needed • Avoiding ” chicken-egg” problem • Bringing all actors together • Open source ecosystem usually contains new players • • Networking, networking, networking • New public services need new approach • Case Denmark – why they are best on using OS in public sector • Case Finland – why they are best on usuing OS in private sector COSS – the Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions w w w . c o s s . f i JOIN NOW!
    • Case Denmark – best in Public Sector Digital services • National funded competence center – softwareborsen.dk • borger.dk and virk.dk -portals have been great success • Iterative developement cycle • Open source approach • Easy and quick adaption of new features • => Result: Denmark is #1 in Public Sector netservices: • Goal: 2012 all correspondence between Public servants and citizen and business entities can be electronic. COSS – the Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions w w w . c o s s . f i JOIN NOW!
    • Case Finland – best in OS usage on Private Sector • COSS focus area has been helping private sector business to benefit from OS COSS – the Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions w w w . c o s s . f i JOIN NOW!
    • Case Finland – why not good on Public Sector • No central guidance – money is divided in too small amount's on operational level • Buying instead investing • • No Public Sector competence centre • COSS has been helping but not focusing because of funding COSS – the Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions w w w . c o s s . f i JOIN NOW!
    • Case München • LiMux – project: Target is convert major part of desktop's to Open Source • Project was heavily judged in early phase because of costs • Now these investments are benficial for ALL German cities and muncipalities COSS – the Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions w w w . c o s s . f i JOIN NOW!
    • Steps needed on way to benefical OS strategy • Schools first • If you educate people with OS Solutions they will use them in worklife also • Create National Competence Centre with adequate and long term funding • Collaborate with private business • Work through competence centre • Use EU and other avaliable services and networks: • www.osor.eu • www.qsos.org • www.ohloh.net • www.eosdirectory.com • Create activity → National Open Source Conference etc. COSS – the Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions w w w . c o s s . f i JOIN NOW!
    • Practical example: Ministry of Justice, FIN • Choosing between SmartSuite, MS Office and OpenOffice • 11000 workstations • Cost comparsion 2006-2011 IBM SS MS Office OO License purch 668 300 € 2 517 000 € 211 000 € License maint 737 000 € 3 545 000 € 737 000 € Training and support 200 000 € 370 000 € 580 000 € Conversions 105 000 € 355 000 € 535 000 € Total 1 710 300 € 6 787 000 € 2 063 000 € COSS – the Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions w w w . c o s s . f i JOIN NOW!
    • Cost- and productivity studies OpenOffice.org vs. Microsoft Office • Ministry of science and technolgy, Denmark – ”Choosing an Office Suite” (Devoteam, 2005) – 6 organizations  ” no obvious differences in productivity between Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org ” • EU Comission study – ”Study on the economic impact of open source...”(UNU-MERIT, 2006) – 6 european organization (Italy, Irland, Hungary, Macedonia)  OpenOffice.org equals with Microsoft Office when compared on daily document processing work. 13
    • Kiitokset - Thank You Ilkka Lehtinen Executive Director ilkka.lehtinen@coss.fi www.coss.fi COSS – the Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions w w w . c o s s . f i JOIN NOW!