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  • < The Magic of Infinity> ∞ Harish Pillay R ed Hat [email_address] OSSPAC Singapore 2009
  • <or how abundance drives innovation and economies >
  • 30 minutes ... Scarcity Abundance Vision
  • <choice> Scarcity
  • <choice> Atoms
  • <choice> Atoms – while abundant individually, are scarce in blobs
  • <choice> Atoms/blobs - constrained by classical economic laws of supply and demand
  • <choice> When you control atoms, you define what can be done ...
  • <choice> ... and at what price
  • <choice> With that, scarcity is enforced
  • <choice> Bits?
  • <choice> Abundance
  • <choice> “ When you go through customs you declare your atoms, not your bits.” Nicholas Negroponte “ Being Digital”
  • <choice> Bits are permanently abundant
  • <choice> The billionth copy of the first bit is identical in every way
  • <choice> So, again, the classical economic theory of scarcity is not applicable to bits
  • <choice> Abundance rulez!
  • <choice> Theory of large numbers rulez!
  • <choice> When the numbers are large enough - approaching infinity - magic happens
  • <choice> Linux kernel in Fedora 9 has 204,500,946 source lines of code ... Linux Foundation October 2008
  • <choice> ... taken 59,389.53 man years to develop ... Linux Foundation October 2008
  • <choice> And $10,784,484,309 to deliver! Linux Foundation October 2008
  • <choice> ... yet all the bits are free in both beer and speech terms
  • <choice> hence, the classical economic theory of scarcity is not applicable to bits
  • <choice> Vision
  • <choice> “ If you have visions, you better visit a doctor.” Helmut Schmidt former chancellor of germany
  • <choice> 85% of all companies worldwide use Open Source (Gartner 2008-11)
  • <choice> 30% of all servers in companies run Linux (European Commission Report 2007)
  • <choice> >1 in 5 Browsers used is Firefox (since Nov 2004) ( http://marketshare.hitslink.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=1 , Feb 2009 )
  • <choice> 80% of all commercially deployed and supported Linux is Red Hat (Gartner 2008)
  • <choice> 2 billion Mobile devices (Dr GL Tan, CTO, IDA, OSSPAC 2009)
  • <choice> 100% of Red Hat is Open Source and Open Standards-based (me, today)
  • <choice> Communities rule everything
  • <choice> Communities in the thousands
  • <choice> Smart folks Are evenly spread around the world
  • <choice> Internet + smart folks => changes everything
  • <choice> Don't let the Past control the future
  • <choice> Creativity and innovation need freedom
  • 30 minutes ... Quick History
  • The Beginning Why I Must Write GNU “ I consider that the golden rule requires that if I like a program I must share it with other people who like it. Software sellers want to divide the users and conquer them, make each user agree not to share with others. I refuse to break solidarity with other users in this way.” The Gnu Manifesto Richard Stallman, Founder of the Free Software Foundation, 1985 http://www.gnu.org/gnu/manifesto.html
  • Standards and control “ The decision to make the Web an open system was necessary for it to be universal. You can't propose that something be a universal space and at the same time keep control of it. ” Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Creator of the World Wide Web, 1998 http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/FAQ.html
  • The birth of Linux To: comp.os.minix “ Hello everybody out there using minix - I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones....” Linus Torvalds, August 25, 1991
  • <history> Three things: OPEN source OPEN standards OPEN minds
  • <vision> Find Communities
  • <vision> Participate!
  • 30 minutes ... First they ignore you, then they laugh at you then they fight you then you win Mahatma Gandhi
  • The Future?
    • With Abundance, people succeed in participation, sharing and becoming innovative
    • Open Source makes it possible
    • Internet will drive even more change
    • The $$$ is in creating and offering the Open Infrastructure
    • Old-School value chains will die
    • New economics leads to Profits!
  • Think about
    • “ Value for money, fit for purpose”
    • Context is important. Is it tactical? Or is it reactive? Or is it strategic?
    • National agendas can move rapidly when the open source community is engaged and engergized
    • Offer: The Singaporean open source community is ready and willing to help with iN2015 visions. Please engage with us.
  • Acknowledgements
      Lawrence Lessig for this layout Free Software Foundation Linux Foundation Open Source Initiative Fedora Project Red Hat The Open Source Communities
  • OLPC aka $100 Laptop
  • <choice> Thank You! /me = hpillay@redhat.com