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Push To Test - Open Source Adoption in the Enterprise

Push To Test - Open Source Adoption in the Enterprise



Challenges and opportunities of adopting open source in the enterprise

Challenges and opportunities of adopting open source in the enterprise



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  • SW development has changed profoundly Advent of the Internet, combined with FOSS licenses that facilitate sharing and cloud-available tools such as Subversion have fueled a whole generation of distributed, community based collaborative developmentAt same time, componentization and service based architectures, and code-specific search have made rapid prototyping and application assembly feasibleThis has enabled both Agile development methods, and multi-source: mixing own code, FOSS, 3rd party, Outsourced Economic of FOSS use/re-use are compellingAccelerate innovation, even in tough budget climate, by focusing scarce development resources on key value-add; assemble rest via multi-sourceLarge pool of proven, re-useable softwareOver 360,000 projects; 2M person-years; $400B value (COCOMO) Distributed, Multi-Source, Agile = new pragmatismCustomers have reduced new devel up to 80%, @ $10-$20 per LoC Market Need: Managing AbundanceMinority have defined policies; far fewer use tooling to automate/manage: Ad-HocOnce ready to accept Multi-source devel, dev shops overwhelmed w/ complexitySearch & select – need to make good choicesCompliance/Mgmt – make it easy, “designed in”, support Agile methodsAutomate policy, processes easily within existing ALM infrastructure

Push To Test - Open Source Adoption in the Enterprise Push To Test - Open Source Adoption in the Enterprise Presentation Transcript

  • The State of the “Open Source” Union Address
  • State of the Industry
    Presentation Focus
    Address high level topics related to open source for executives in product, technology, legal, finance and strategy
    • An understanding of the issues related to open source, enabling rapid and informed decision making by enterprise IT executives
    • What is most important for executives to know about open source
    • Common Misconceptions
    • Adoption Trends
    • Why community is important
    • Opportunities and Challenges for users
    • How Open Source is Evolving and What it means to You
  • Presenter - Andrew Aitken
    In 2001 Mr. Aitken founded Olliance Group and brought together a team of industry veterans to provide management and strategy consulting to companies leveraging open source. In January 2005, Mr. Aitken spearheaded and continues to host the software industry’s only “think tank” on the future of commercial open source, now a bi-annual event held in Napa, CA and Paris, France, and regularly attended by the industry’s leading CEO’s and visionaries. (thinktank.olliancegroup.com) In December, 2010, Black Duck acquired Olliance Group and today Mr. Aitken is GM of Olliance, a Black Duck Company.
    Mr. Aitken has participated as an expert witness on the issues of open source and e-voting to the California Senate. Andrew has chaired and spoken internationally at multiple industry and government conferences, is on the Board of Advisors of SugarCRM, Actuate, DotNetNuke, and Funambol and has personally worked with companies such as: IBM, Sun, Intel, Nokia, HP, and others, assisting them with developing their open source strategies. Further, in October 2009, Andrew was voted one of the most influential people in open source by a survey of peers conducted by Mindtouch, Inc.
  • History
    Founded in 2001 - acquired by Black Duck 12/31/2011
    Mission: To help clients capitalize on the strategic, technological, and financial benefits of open source.
    The leading open source business and strategy consulting firm.
    500 projects to date for more than 150 clients
    Founder and host of the Open Source Think Tank
    Black Duck Software – the “multi-source” enablement company, serving more than 850 customers in 22 countries. Black Duck enables enterprises to fully realize the compelling benefits of using FOSS components in development, while mitigating the risks and challenges.
  • Memory Lane
  • Memory Lane
  • “…what good is open source software; it’s a bunch of social communist crap!”
    SVP of R&D,
    Top 5 Consumer Products Company
  • The Black Duck Open Source KnowledgeBase
    • Comprehensivedatabase of OSS project information
    Tens of billions of lines of code
    475,000 + OSS projects, all versions
    Over 5,060 sites
    Representing 2,000 + unique licenses
    550+ cryptographic algorithms
    7.8 billion code “fingerprints”
    • Addresses the “long tail” of OSS projects
    • Advanced search and pattern-matching technologies
    • Continuously expanded
    • Custom code printing to add your own code
    • Daily security vulnerability alerts
    • Automated metadata updates issued ~2x month
  • Market Trends: Open Source has gone Mainstream
    • Accenture research on OSS (August 2010)
    • 73% of respondents: open source is changing the way business operates IT
    • OSS benefits vs. proprietary software:
    • Quality, faster development time, reliability
    Forrester Research (Jeff Hammond, LinuxCon, Aug. 10, 2010)
    “When it comes to Enterprise IT adoption, Open Source Has ‘Crossed the Chasm’”
    79% of IT developers use open source in their development projects
    Open source is a ‘silver bullet’ that allows simultaneous improvement along all three dimensions of the software “iron triangle” of cost, schedule, features
  • Changing Nature of Software Development
    Software development has changed
    Collaborative development
    Componentization & Search for re-use
    Agile methods that can adapt to changes
    Market Need – “Managing Abundance”
    Over 475,000 FOSS projects
    > 100 billion lines of code
    “Open source is a ‘silver bullet’ that allows simultaneous improvement along all three dimensions of the software“iron triangle” of cost, schedule, features.”
    Jeffrey Hammond, Forrester Research Aug. ‘10
    451 Group Survey on OSS Use (Dec. 2009)
    87% of companies say OSS meets or exceeds cost savings expectations
    39% of OSS users ranked flexibility as the primary benefit
  • Open Source Drives Mobile Innovation
    Over 3,800 new OSS projects in 2010, doubling each of the last 3 years
    94% of new projects that specify a platform are targeting Android and Apple/iOS
    Open source has redefined the mobile industry and is spreading far beyond
  • Major Trends – Developer Mindshare
    End Users
    Closed Source Vendors
    Open Source Vendors
    Service Providers
  • Major Trends – Balkanazation
  • Common Themes