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This is the final draft of section one of the tutorial. Of course, I need to practice the timing to see where each 30 minute section takes.

This is the final draft of section one of the tutorial. Of course, I need to practice the timing to see where each 30 minute section takes.

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Financing Freedom - Section One 0.3 Financing Freedom - Section One 0.3 Presentation Transcript

  • How to organize and fund free culture projects Kevin Shockey Founder, Mis Tribus
  • What? Free culture projects often fail due to a lack of resources.
  • So What? By focusing on raising funds, a project can increase its chances of survival
  • Why m e? Computer Science, Math, Financials, and Software Development
  • Why now? Declining interest in FLOSS Lingering confusion surrounding free software Lack of unity, more division Cloud computing and proprietary platforms, like iOS, are: - Reducing awareness of FLOSS foundations - Reducing interest with a superior user experience
  • OReilly Hom e Page (06/ 16/ 2012)
  • Disclaimer Some of this class Is based on theories Im currently researching And using
  • Tutorial as a Startup Financing Freedom - “How to organize and fund free culture projects” - Slides - Handout - eBook Supporting Materials - Background - Data - Illustrations (Graphs) - Vision for Maximum Strategy Community
  • So far...Startup Progress Funding Free Culture: - Blog: news.financingfreedom.com - Homepage: www.financingfreedom.com - @_ff12 - Tumblr: FundingFreeCulture.Tumblr.com One Blogger post triggers: - 3 Automated tweets on 3 different accounts - Twitter - Linked In - Financing Freedom Page on Facebook
  • Assum ptions Free Culture Project Execution Project Funding
  • Free Culture Assum ptions Free culture projects often fail - Never shipping - Unable to attract a community Division makes free culture weaker - Contributors must choose - Only able to sustain two or three projects
  • “Free” Assum ptions Ambiguiety between free and open source software In many cases there is a an unequal value transaction: - Many use “free” software - Few look for ways to give back to the community - Volunteer - Recommendations - Donations - Merchandise - Services
  • State of FLOSS? Projects in emergent, growth, & maturity stages State is Mixed - Enterprise recognition - Limited user recognition/support - Finances (resources) are limited (often to just one person)
  • Top 10 FLOSS Hall of Fam e1. Linux Kernel2. GNU Utilities & Compilers3. Ubuntu4. BSD5. Samba (Top 10 Open Source Hall of Famers. (2009). http://mstrb.us/zjn6zK)
  • Top 10 FLOSS Hall of Fam e6. MySQL7. BIND8. SendMail9. OpenSSH & OpenSSL10. Apache
  • Measuring FLOSS Through search, Google Trends Through search, Google Scholar Through investigation, Mining SourceForge.net Repository
  • Search is relative Search is a simulation; - By measuring “reality” we affect reality - It is a proxy, - We humanely can not understand the math involved - Artificial intelligence
  • What SEO Tells Us Many Thanks to Stephen OGrady and his SEO research, which he shared: “The State of Open Source: Startup, Growth, Maturity or Decline?”
  • General trends for mature projects - Linux
  • Apache
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • Open Source
  • GPL
  • Em erging Technologies Dom inated by FLOSS – LinuxCloud
  • NoSQL
  • Hadoop
  • Google Scholar Advanced Search Parameters - “Open Source” exact phrase all in title - “Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics” subject area - Year to Year (eg; 2012 to 2012, 2011 to 2011, etc.)
  • Open Source Academic Papers by Year900800700600500 Direct Results400300200100 0 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997
  • “Open Source” vs “Free Software” (since 1983)900800700600500400300200100 Free Software Results Open Source Results 0 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983
  • Academ ic Paper Analysis Growth reversed in 2011, but 2012 will show new growth Free software has not been researched much - Out-published by a margin of 5 to 1 by open source.
  • Academ ic Paper Questions Has research on “open source peaked? Why isnt anyone researching “free software?” Has “open source” obscured the importance of free software?
  • SourceForge Research Data Archive (SRDA) Many tables archived from February 2005 to present Data includes any churn in the number of active users, projects, messages, etc. Observations
  • Monthly additions of users is slowing down
  • User base is STILL growing - Just over 3 million users
  • Sharp increase in the number of projects
  • Num ber of packages is also up.
  • Num ber of releases are down
  • Num ber of files are down.
  • Downloads are generally rising - Extreme variances are unexplained
  • 3.6 Million in January 2009 *
  • Is GitHub Eating all of SourceForges Candy?
  • SourceForge and GitHub Sm ackdown Three comparisons - Number of Users - Number of Academic Papers - Number of Repositories Round One - Number of Users: - SF (3 Million to 1.6 Million) Round Two – Academic papers - SF (195 to 8) Round Three – Repositories - No correlation for repositories
  • Project Ex ecution Assumptions Most projects end in failure A successful project organization has emerged FLOSS projects are similar to startups Execution is achieved through testing assumptions
  • Open Source Failure A project that is unable to grow a community beyond the founder. A project that fails to ship anything. Abandoned projects
  • Open Source Failure A project that is unable to grow a community beyond the founder. A project that fails to ship anything. Abandoned projects...when either of the 1 two conditions reoccurs st
  • SourceForge Projects 324,000 projects 268,554 projects with only 1 developer (83%) 44,446 “viable” projects (14%)
  • Developers Per Project
  • Open Source Success Constant and synchronous communication Consistency in methodological development approach Geographical dispersion management through an extensive testing culture FLOSSD experience in accepting and handling the environmental limitations
  • Critical Success Factors Obligatory use of project methodology An extensive testing culture (Lean Startup) - Build Measure Learn or your competition will Irrelevance is your enemy - Mastery of Internet and Social Media marketing Create, nuture, and manage a viable community
  • An Infinite Marketplace Thousands of new OSS projects every month Thousands of new apps on Android and Apple A hundred thousand new e-Books Millions of social media updates - Photos - Videos - Blog entries
  • Irrelevance is Your Enem y