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Open source - An enabler for the next billion users

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This talk was given at the forLoop Lagos meetup about the next Billion users in Lagos Nigeria. Covers how Open source comes into play in enabling and empowering the next billion users.

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Open source - An enabler for the next billion users

  1. 1. OPEN SOURCE AN ENABLER FOR THE NEXT BILLION USERS Abati Adewale
  2. 2. WHO AM I? ABATI “ACEKYD” ADEWALE Developer Advocate @ Ingressive Open source Enthusiast Community Builder Tutor @ DevLogic.co Gamer and Basketballer @acekyd @ace_kyd
  3. 3. THE NEXT BILLION USERS WHAT’S NEEDED FOR THE NEXT BILLION USERS Infrastructure Building Policy Coherence Technology
  4. 4. THE NEXT BILLION USERS THE NEXT BILLION USERS May not be tech savvy Will virtually all be on mobile Not necessarily well educated
  5. 5. HOW DOES OPEN SOURCE COME IN?
  6. 6. I’M DOING A (FREE) OPERATING SYSTEM (JUST A HOBBY, WON’T BE BIG AND PROFESSIONAL LIKE GNU) FOR 386(486) AT CLONES. Linus Torvalds, Creator of Linux Source - Wikipedia
  7. 7. OPEN SOURCE OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS THAT HAVE CHANGED THE WORLD Linux Android Firefox VLC Wordpress
  8. 8. CORE VALUES OPEN SOURCE HAS 4 CORE VALUES Transparency Collaboration Sharing Empowerment
  9. 9. HIGHLIGHTS OPEN SOURCE AND THE NEXT BILLION USERS Building for the next billion should not mean dumbing down technologies It should require building a customized experience for the users Reliable apps would be built on open source technologies. Barrier to entry for entrepreneurs is made lower.
  10. 10. HOW DOES OPEN SOURCE COME IN? Ensure open source software does not become poor people software. Contribute to Open knowledge. Build communities and businesses around open source. Have businesses share data and other in-house tools to aid growth in ecosystem. WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO?
  11. 11. BUILDING A BUSINESS FOR THE NEXT BILLION HOW TO BUILD A BUSINESS AROUND OPEN SOURCE Build on existing open source software and sell as proprietary software Version Lagging Provide services and support for an open source project Dual Licensing
  12. 12. WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT BRINGING ON THE NEXT BILLION USERS, WE NEED TO ENSURE AFFORDABILITY & SECURITY AND THE USE OF OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE IS A GREAT WAY TO ACHIEVE THIS! Open Source Community LAST WORDS
  13. 13. HTTPS://HACKTOBERFEST.DIGITALOCEAN.COM/
  14. 14. FB_INGRESSIVE_GITHUB
  15. 15. @acekyd @ace_kyd

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