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This presentation explores how an open source project like OpenVBX used in conjunction with an In-Cloud API, like Twilio's, could represent a new business model for open source software.

This presentation explores how an open source project like OpenVBX used in conjunction with an In-Cloud API, like Twilio's, could represent a new business model for open source software.

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Twilio OpenVBX and the 3rd Open Source Business Model Presentation Transcript

  • 1. twilio
  • 2. two classes of apis 1. apis that have grown from products 2. apis that are the product
  • 3. Product
  • 4. End Users Product
  • 5. End Users Product API
  • 6. End Users Product API API API
  • 7. Facebook
  • 8. End Users Cloud API
  • 9. End Users Developers Cloud API
  • 10. End Users Developers Cloud API
  • 11. Developers AWS
  • 12. End Users Developers Twilio
  • 13. End Users big gap big gap Developers
  • 14. approach 1: fill the gap with a product
  • 15. End Users Product Cloud API
  • 16. End Users challenge cloud APIs are horizontal, Product end-user products are vertical Cloud API
  • 17. End Users challenge disincentivize your community Cloud API
  • 18. approach 1I: raising the bar
  • 19. End Users Developers expose higher level primitives Cloud API
  • 20. End Users Developers Cloud API
  • 21. End Users Developers Cloud API
  • 22. End Users Developers OpenVBX Twilio
  • 23. End Users Developers Open Source Twilio
  • 24. “So we believe the pairing of open source software and cloud based business models vastly increases the commercial potential of open source software” “Open VBX takes that model and adds something more. Yes, there will be hosted versions of Open VBX. Dreamhost already offers a one click install of Open VBX. But Twilio's telephony APIs for phone calls, messaging, and more are paid offerings that plug into Open VBX and offer another business model for open source software.” - Fred Wilson
  • 25. End Users Developers Open Source Cloud API
  • 26. open source monetization models Service/ Support RedHat
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  • 29. open source monetization models Service/ Hosted Cloud+ Support RedHat WordPress
  • 30. End Users Developers Open Source Cloud API
  • 31. twilio Evan Cooke http://www.twilio.com @twilio