Building A Business on Open Source

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Building A Business on Open Source

  1. 1. Building a business on Open Source Open Source in the Cloud
  2. 2. Outline A bit of history Relevant Opportunities Examples Indekspot
  3. 3. History 1983 :GNU … 1989:GPL … 1991: Linux … present - collaborative development @wikipedia
  4. 4. Opportunities "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.“ Albert Einstein
  5. 5. “Open-source software is free if your time is worth nothing.“ Marten Mickos
  6. 6. Major pain points each one has exceptions
  7. 7. Pain #1: Installation process difficult setup procedure lacking documentation
  8. 8. Pain #2: Documentation developer centric & lacking
  9. 9. Pain #3: Usability combined with lack of documentation leads to disaster
  10. 10. Pain #4: Support an active community is not enough
  11. 11. Pain #5: Bug fixes users != developers
  12. 12. What about The Cloud?
  13. 13. Software as a Service built around Open Source just one of the many business models
  14. 14. No installation required elastic architecture point and click interface
  15. 15. Good documentation and support provided as part of the subscription
  16. 16. Fast bug fixes dedicated paid development team
  17. 17. A Win - Win Scenario
  18. 18. Examples
  19. 19. index - spot
  20. 20. improved on-site search & content filtering
  21. 21. " thousands tiny search engines "
  22. 22. built around ...
  23. 23. the cloud is just a distribution platform
  24. 24. Thanks! Questions? Andrei Savu http://www.andreisavu.ro/

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