Open Source Vs Proprietary Software

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Open Source Vs Proprietary Software

  1. 1. Open Source vs. Proprietary CMS Software<br />Which is right for my organization?<br />Ann Yoders, Project Manager<br />Matt Crudello, Director of Web Solutions<br />Stuart Holland, Web Consultant<br />
  2. 2. Goals for Today<br />Our goal for today’s session:<br />Understand differences between open source and proprietary solutions<br />Give you concrete steps you can take to evaluate these models<br />Take it home! Show how you can apply the Big 4 in your organization<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />About TerpSys<br />Describe ‘open Source’ and ‘proprietary’ software model evolution<br />Discuss pros and cons of each model<br />Identify the ‘Big 4’<br />Discuss other key considerations<br />Share our process by example<br />4<br />
  4. 4. Meet the Presenters<br />TerpSys is a customer service company focused on helping mission based organizations use technology to achieve their missions.<br />
  5. 5. Defining Terms: Open Source in 2010<br />History of Open Source<br />1900s industrial age<br />1960s - ARPANET<br />1998 - Netscape Navigator<br />2000s - ‘Free Open Source’ vs. ‘Commercial Open Source’<br />Today, the open source software movement is characterized by:<br />Volunteer group of peer developers collaborating<br />End product and source material available at no cost<br />
  6. 6. Defining Terms: Proprietary Systems in 2010<br />Changes in proprietary market in 2000s<br />Drive towards consumer initiated customizations (SDKs)<br />Interoperability (APIs)<br />Licensed platforms as fertile communities to build extensions to core code<br />
  7. 7. Summary of Markets<br />Open source movement has evolved<br />Better organized, increasing participation, successful projects <br />Proprietary systems have ‘opened up’<br />Greater interoperability<br />APIs for extensions and customizations on top of platforms<br />Widgets, App platforms, gadgets, etc.<br />Greater opportunities for both open source and proprietary software solutions now than there were 10 years ago <br />
  8. 8. Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Model<br />
  9. 9. Poll: Open Source ‘Use’ Awareness<br />How many times a day do you think you use Open Source technology?<br />Never<br />Rarely<br />So often, I can’t even keep track<br />Poll will appear for 15 seconds, then we’ll close it and share results in a moment.<br />No obligation to answer, but it makes for a more interesting presentation!<br />
  10. 10. Open Source all Around Us<br />Operating Systems<br />SmartPhones<br />Databases<br />Productivity Software<br />Browsers<br />Image Editing<br />Member Databases<br />Tools<br />Content Management<br />
  11. 11. CMS Considerations – The ‘Big 4’<br />Budget<br />Understand your financial capabilities<br />Consider long term costs and not just year 1<br />Philosophy<br />Technical philosophy<br />‘Nature’ of development process<br />Innovation /Motivation Factor<br />Are you motivated to find ‘good travelling’ partners?<br />Can you wait for fixes?<br />Solution Complexity<br />How much customization is required?<br />Ongoing investment<br />
  12. 12. CMS Considerations – Other Factors<br /><ul><li>Community / Company Stability
  13. 13. Developer/Community Support
  14. 14. ‘Feature Fit’ to Prioritized Needs
  15. 15. Product Stability
  16. 16. Security
  17. 17. Initial Cost vs. Total Cost of Ownership
  18. 18. Software Ownership
  19. 19. Technology Platform Compatibility
  20. 20. Support Model</li></li></ul><li>Making the CMS Decision<br />Budget<br />Define the project need<br />Consider your Budget (Year 1 vs Total Budget)<br />Consider your Philosophy<br />Evaluate your Innovation / Motivation Factor<br />Consider your Complexity<br />Consider your in-house strengths / skills<br />Identify Long / Short List of platforms<br />Key Areas of Concern from ‘Considerations?’<br />Evaluate Software - Determine Feature Compatibility<br />Determine Gaps<br />Determine long-term costs<br />Make decision<br />Big 4<br />
  21. 21. DC’s Environmentally Motivated Organizations<br /><ul><li>Organizational Background
  22. 22. Building first site
  23. 23. Staff of six
  24. 24. Limited technical knowledge
  25. 25. Purpose of Site
  26. 26. Raise DEMO’s professional appearance
  27. 27. Engage constituents by providing information and educational materials
  28. 28. Encourage activism in the community</li></ul>D.E.M.O.<br />
  29. 29. D.E.M.O. – The ‘Big 4’<br />
  30. 30. D.E.M.O. – Additional Considerations<br /><ul><li>Stability
  31. 31. Vendor (Proprietary)
  32. 32. Code (Open Source)
  33. 33. Feature Compatibility
  34. 34. Out of the box functionality
  35. 35. Extensions/Modules
  36. 36. Gap Identification
  37. 37. Cost Evaluation
  38. 38. Licensing
  39. 39. Hosting
  40. 40. Support</li></li></ul><li>DEMO – Cost Evaluation<br />
  41. 41. Summary<br /><ul><li>Consider the ‘Big 4’
  42. 42. Determine your budget
  43. 43. Weigh your philosophy
  44. 44. Evaluate your willingness to innovate
  45. 45. Analyze your envisioned solution’s complexity
  46. 46. Examine other considerations
  47. 47. Make an Informed Decision</li></li></ul><li>Questions and Answers<br />How May We Help You?<br />301-530-9106<br />TerpSys.com<br />Thank You!<br />
  48. 48. TerpSys Overview<br />We Delight Our Customers!<br />We Help Organizations Use Technology to Achieve their Mission.<br />Over 150 Web Sites Delivered for Associations, Non Profits, Government and Non-Governmental Organizations<br />We Offer Networked and Web Based Solutions Including:<br />Custom Website Development<br />Interactive & Visual Design<br />CMS/AMS Integration <br />SEO / Web Analytics Consulting<br />Founded in 2000<br /><ul><li>SharePoint Services
  49. 49. Application Development
  50. 50. Visual Design
  51. 51. User-Centered Design</li>

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