Squaring the Circle Between Business and Community


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Open Source has won! Today, most open source developers work for commercial entities and the majority
of software and hardware vendors use open source software as key components in their commercial
offerings. In this talk we will look at some of the basic dynamics playing out in open source and introduce
some mental models explaining them. We will look at the Open Source Flywheel and the Open Source Community Funnel to explain them. We will make a very short excursion into common business models that companies playing in open source use and cover some of the risks that can occur when companies use open source components without fully understanding the potential impact.

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    future of technological innovation is not stealing limited resources away from one another, but creating new resources — and new opportunities to create new resources — together in a rich ecosystem.

    Dan Frye
    It’s all about collaboration, and working together with other open source participants. Sometimes this means collaborating with direct competitors, but IBM “gets it” that this collaboration on open source creates new resources for everyone, and they’re not in a cut throat competition for a finite number of customer dollars.

    Wladawsky-Berger continued the “solutions company” explanation by pointing out that a skyscraper is never built by a single company. Legions of small companies with specific expertise work together under the guidance of a project manager to coordinate and execute their specific tasks in the right order.

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  • Squaring the Circle Between Business and Community

    1. 1. Lars Kurth Community Manger, Xen Project Chairman, Xen Project Advisory Board Director, Open Source, Citrix lars_kurth
    2. 2. Was a contributor to various projects Worked in parallel computing, tools, mobile and now virtualization Long history in change projects Community guy at Symbian Foundation Learned how NOT to do stuff Community guy for the Xen Project Working for Citrix Accountable to Xen Project Advisory Board Chairman of Xen Project Advisory Board
    3. 3. Open Source Business Office : open.citrix.com 7 people: stewardship of strategic projects and spreading best practices internally Own Citrix’ Open Source Strategy Strategic Projects and Open Source Organizations Membership, OSS Leaders, Contributors, Evangelists, …
    4. 4. Developing Open Source Virtualization Technologies since 2003 > 10M Users Several sub-projects Xen Hypervisor, XAPI management tools, Mirage OS Coming: Windows Drivers and Embedded/Automotive Linux Foundation Collaborative Project Financially sponsored by Amazon Web Services, AMD, ARM, Bromium, CA Technologies, Cavium, Cisco, Citrix, Google, Intel, NetApp, Oracle, Rackspace, Samsung and Verizon
    5. 5. Proven Within Largest Hyperscale Operations The Xen Project Hypervisor is the No. 1 choice for the largest hyperscale clouds in the industry Examples: AWS, CenturyLink, GoGrid, RackSpace, SoftLayer, Verizon, VirtuStream Designed for Security Xen Project software offers a multi-layered approach to security with the ability to wall off intruders through Driver Domains, Stub Domains, Xen Security Modules Driving Innovation GPU Virtualization (e.g. XenGT), Cloud Operating Systems (e.g. ClickOS, ErlangOnXen, Elixir, HalVM, our own MirageOS and OSv) and ARM Support (new, lean and simple) Extreme Versatility: Going Beyond Cloud Computing Our technology is used in a wide range of products and services ranging from server virtualization, cloud and security. New applications ranging from networking (NFV), automotive to mobile are in the works.
    6. 6. John Cleese’s father’s surname was Cheese. Cleese grew up 10 miles from Cheddar. Edmond Wells @ Flickr
    7. 7. Source: The 2014 Future of Open Source Survey Result
    8. 8. The # of Projects is growing rapidly 2007: 0.2M projects Today: 1.0M projects, 100Billion LOC, 10M contributors 2015: 1.8M projects John Morgan @ Flickr Simon & His Camera @ Flickr rvcroffi @ Flickr
    9. 9. 80% of users chose OSS software because of competitive features 72% of users chose OSS because they believe it is more secure Dave Straven @ Flickr xiquinhosilva @ Flickr
    10. 10. 50% of all enterprises adopt OSS software Julian Manson @ Flickr
    11. 11. 30% of companies make it easy for employees to contribute to projects Influencing a project’s direction is one of the main reason for contributing Nick @ Flickr toffehoff @ Flickr
    12. 12. Alison Randal Distinguished Technologist at HP LinuxCon NA 2011 @allisonrandal Free software is a fundamentally superior model for developing software
    13. 13. Daniel Frye VP, Open Systems Development, IBM LinuxCon NA 2011 It’s all about collaboration, and working together with other open source participants. Sometimes this means collaborating with direct competitors, but IBM gets that this collaboration on open source creates new resources for everyone, and they’re not in a cut throat competition for a finite number of customer dollars.
    14. 14. snoopsmouse @ Flickr
    15. 15. Bruce Schneier Internationally renowned security Technologist @Bruce_Schneier Catastrophic is the right word [for Heartbleed]. On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11.
    16. 16. Growing Codebase Static and small contributor base 1 person maintaining 100 KLoC = Underinvestment Extremely large user base Critical infrastructure component Thus impact of Heartbleed is huge Source: Ohloh.net
    17. 17. snoopsmouse @ Flickr
    18. 18. Features How many users you have How many vendors back you How you are seen in the press … Different Management Disciplines
    19. 19. Maria Ly @ Flickr
    20. 20. Follow Industry News Follow Project News Adopt Software Engage with Users Trial Software Engage with Industry Evangelize Contribute Customize Lead Developer&Communityled Marketing&Companyled
    21. 21. Vinovyn @ Flickr
    22. 22. An increasing number of companies use Open Source Clear commercial advantages in doing so The Open Source Development Model Has shown to scale and evolve It creates value and resources for all participants Not all Open Source projects are the same Before you use or contribute to a project perform due diligence Using Open Source is not free Exchanging cost against risk : failure of project, lack of control, … Contributing (not just in terms of code) reduces risk Everyone can help with Marketing and PR
    23. 23. Please rate the talk on slideshare or twitter www.slideshare.net/xen_com_mgr/