Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
It Works in the Wild 
Open Source + Business 
Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire - @horncologne 
Open Source Evangelist, Acquia 
re:...
It Works in the Wild 
Open Source + Business or ... 
Open Source Delivers 
Better Business
Obligatory Twitter Slide 
@horncologne / @acquia 
#opensource / #Drupal
Who are you? 
Why are you here?
Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire 
Open Source Evangelist – 
Acquia 
acquia.com/podcasts 
@horncologne 
jam@acquia.com
Acquia – Dream it. Drupal it. 
Acquia - The Enterprise Guide to Drupal! 
• Gründer und CTO Dries Buytaert 
• 400+ Mitarbei...
What is ? 
World’s largest open source platform 
Market Presence 1,500,000+ sites 
Global Adoption 228 countries 
Extensiv...
It Works in the Wild 
Open Source + Business or ... 
Open Source Delivers 
Better Business
What do 
businesses need?
Profitability (aka $) 
Or “success” as you define it ...
To be profitable, I need ... 
• Faster Speed of Innovation 
• Reduced Cost of Risk 
• Faster Time to Market 
• Best-of-Bre...
To be profitable, I need ... 
1. Innovation: 
• Faster Speed of Innovation 
• Reduced Cost of Risk 
2. Cost savings: 
• Fa...
Open Source Delivers: 
1. Innovation 
2. Cost savings 
3. Efficiency/Productivity 
4. Risk mitigation 
But what is open so...
Open Source = Four Freedoms 
Use it: for anything, anywhere, forever 
Study it: understand what you are using 
Modify it: ...
"In the world of computer software, open source 
communi t ies develop and improve ideas 
organically, based on concepts a...
Open source delivers all this? 
1. Innovation 
2. Cost savings 
3. Efficiency/Productivity 
4. Risk mitigation 
Let’s chec...
1. Open source: Innovation & Agility 
Pinterest hits 
10M unique visitors 
New Drupal module 
created for website 
Users “...
Open Source software 
supported by a large, active 
community keeps you on the 
cutting edge of innovation. 
Pinterest, @f...
Modular, open source solutions 
give you faster, cheaper time-to-market. 
NYSE
Agility
“Users generally have a much 
more accurate and detailed 
model of their needs than 
manufacturers have ...” 
Eric von Hip...
2. Open Source: “zero” price tag 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29233640@N07/6086350983/sizes/l/in/photostream/
A zero price tag lets me ...
Proprietary 
IT Costs 
Personnel 
Hosting 
Bandwidth 
Design 
(Recurring) Licensing fees 
Vendor lock-in 
Data lock-in (bu...
“Better, not cheaper” 
“Phase 2 now!” 
“Bang for $” 
“Keep the money in the project”
Better, not cheaper.
Better, not cheaper. 
Budget == 100 Proprietary FOSS Reallocation 
SLA Support / 
15 15 0 
Infrastructure 
Software licens...
Better, not cheaper. 
Budget == 100 Proprietary FOSS Reallocation 
SLA Support / 
15 15 0 
Infrastructure 
Software licens...
Better, not cheaper. 
Budget == 100 Proprietary FOSS Reallocation 
SLA Support / 
15 15 0 
Infrastructure 
Software licens...
Better, not cheaper. 
Budget == 100 Proprietary FOSS Reallocation 
SLA Support / 
15 15 0 
Infrastructure 
Software licens...
Better, not cheaper. 
Budget == 100 Proprietary FOSS Reallocation 
SLA Support / 
15 15 0 
Infrastructure 
Software licens...
Better, not cheaper. 
Budget == 100 Proprietary FOSS Reallocation 
SLA Support / 
15 15 0 
Infrastructure 
Software licens...
Rapid Site Launch
Rapid Site Launch 
vml.com 
australia.vml.com 
brazil.vml.com 
china.vml.com 
europe.vml.com 
goodtechnology.com 
goodtech...
3. Open source: Efficiency/Productivity 
World’s largest open source platform 
Market Presence 1,500,000+ sites 
Global Ad...
Modular, open source solutions 
let you keep what works, 
replace what you need to.
Changing 
needs
Keep what works. 
Innovate when/where you should.
Keep what works. 
Innovate when/where you should.
4. Open source: Risk Mitigation
Open source licenses 
put me in control.
Transparency ... 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/centralasian/5329431523/sizes/l/in/photostream/
Quality is a common outcome 
of transparency.
Security is a common outcome 
of transparency.
Is Open Source Secure? 
“Continuous and broad peer review, 
enabled by publicly available source code, 
supports [our] sof...
Is Open Source Secure? 
“One interviewee from a global pharmaceutical 
organization believed that his open source 
WCM sol...
Auditing is only possible 
through transparency. 
(system of record, compliance, etc.) 
http://goo.gl/VRzZW
4. Open source: Risk Mitigation 
Yours?
Open Source Delivers: 
1. Innovation 
2. Cost savings 
3. Efficiency/Productivity 
4. Risk mitigation 
∴ Open Source == $
Thank you! 
Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire - @horncologne 
jam@acquia.com
Questions? 
Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire 
Open Source Evangelist – 
Acquia 
acquia.com/podcasts 
@horncologne 
jam@acquia.com
Republica 2014 open-source_in_the_wild
Republica 2014 open-source_in_the_wild
Republica 2014 open-source_in_the_wild
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Republica 2014 open-source_in_the_wild

574 views

Published on

It Works in the Wild
Open Source + Business
Jeffrey A. 'jam' McGuire
Open Source Evangelist, Acquia
Presentation given at re:public 2014 - Berlin

  • Be the first to comment

Republica 2014 open-source_in_the_wild

  1. 1. It Works in the Wild Open Source + Business Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire - @horncologne Open Source Evangelist, Acquia re:publica 2014 - Berlin CMS Breakfast Edinburgh
  2. 2. It Works in the Wild Open Source + Business or ... Open Source Delivers Better Business
  3. 3. Obligatory Twitter Slide @horncologne / @acquia #opensource / #Drupal
  4. 4. Who are you? Why are you here?
  5. 5. Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire Open Source Evangelist – Acquia acquia.com/podcasts @horncologne jam@acquia.com
  6. 6. Acquia – Dream it. Drupal it. Acquia - The Enterprise Guide to Drupal! • Gründer und CTO Dries Buytaert • 400+ Mitarbeiter, in USA, Europa & Australia • 4,000+ Enterprise Kunden • Acquia Support & Hosting, PS – Center of Excellence • 19 Mrd.+ Requests pro Monat auf Acquia Cloud • 700+ Partner 1! • Founder and CTO Dries Buytaert • 450+ employees in US, Europe & Australia • Acquia Software, Support & Cloud • 19 billion+ requests/month on Acquia Cloud • 775+ Partners
  7. 7. What is ? World’s largest open source platform Market Presence 1,500,000+ sites Global Adoption 228 countries Extensive Capabilities 22,000+ modules Broad Community 1,000,000+ on d.o Active Development 26,000+ developers Expert Drupal Services 1000s of companies
  8. 8. It Works in the Wild Open Source + Business or ... Open Source Delivers Better Business
  9. 9. What do businesses need?
  10. 10. Profitability (aka $) Or “success” as you define it ...
  11. 11. To be profitable, I need ... • Faster Speed of Innovation • Reduced Cost of Risk • Faster Time to Market • Best-of-Breed, Integrated Solutions • Better Quality, Security, Accountability
  12. 12. To be profitable, I need ... 1. Innovation: • Faster Speed of Innovation • Reduced Cost of Risk 2. Cost savings: • Faster Time to Market 3. Efficiency/Productivity • Best-of-Breed, Integrated Solutions 4. Risk mitigation • Better Quality, Security, Accountability
  13. 13. Open Source Delivers: 1. Innovation 2. Cost savings 3. Efficiency/Productivity 4. Risk mitigation But what is open source? ...
  14. 14. Open Source = Four Freedoms Use it: for anything, anywhere, forever Study it: understand what you are using Modify it: fix it, make it better Share it: redistribute, sell, give back
  15. 15. "In the world of computer software, open source communi t ies develop and improve ideas organically, based on concepts and practices that work. Driven by innovation contributed by individuals, open source simply means that a system is available to any who wish to contribute. It provides the fastest possible rate of improvement for ideas." One Way Forward: The Outsider's Guide to Fixing the Republic. - Lawrence Lessig, 2012
  16. 16. Open source delivers all this? 1. Innovation 2. Cost savings 3. Efficiency/Productivity 4. Risk mitigation Let’s check ...
  17. 17. 1. Open source: Innovation & Agility Pinterest hits 10M unique visitors New Drupal module created for website Users “pinned” images 15 Drupal sites go live with Pinterest integration February 2012 March 2012 April 2012
  18. 18. Open Source software supported by a large, active community keeps you on the cutting edge of innovation. Pinterest, @font-face Drupal modules, Mongo DB Drupal integration, Composer, … ?
  19. 19. Modular, open source solutions give you faster, cheaper time-to-market. NYSE
  20. 20. Agility
  21. 21. “Users generally have a much more accurate and detailed model of their needs than manufacturers have ...” Eric von Hipple, Democratizing Innovation
  22. 22. 2. Open Source: “zero” price tag http://www.flickr.com/photos/29233640@N07/6086350983/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  23. 23. A zero price tag lets me ...
  24. 24. Proprietary IT Costs Personnel Hosting Bandwidth Design (Recurring) Licensing fees Vendor lock-in Data lock-in (buy it back?) Vendor roadmap Vendor release cycle When it happens Open Source IT Costs Personnel Hosting Bandwidth Design No licensing fees Invest in your team Invest what/when you need 1000s of vendors You own your data Your roadmap When you need it When you need it
  25. 25. “Better, not cheaper” “Phase 2 now!” “Bang for $” “Keep the money in the project”
  26. 26. Better, not cheaper.
  27. 27. Better, not cheaper. Budget == 100 Proprietary FOSS Reallocation SLA Support / 15 15 0 Infrastructure Software license fees 25 0 -25 Strategy, Design, Features, Training ... 25 35 +10 Implementation 25 30 +5 Testing, QA 10 20 +10
  28. 28. Better, not cheaper. Budget == 100 Proprietary FOSS Reallocation SLA Support / 15 15 0 Infrastructure Software license fees 25 0 -25 Strategy, Design, Features, Training ... 25 35 +10 Implementation 25 30 +5 Testing, QA 10 20 +10
  29. 29. Better, not cheaper. Budget == 100 Proprietary FOSS Reallocation SLA Support / 15 15 0 Infrastructure Software license fees 25 0 -25 Strategy, Design, Features, Training ... 25 35 +10 Implementation 25 30 +5 Testing, QA 10 20 +10
  30. 30. Better, not cheaper. Budget == 100 Proprietary FOSS Reallocation SLA Support / 15 15 0 Infrastructure Software license fees 25 0 -25 Strategy, Design, Features, Training ... 25 35 +10 Implementation 25 30 +5 Testing, QA 10 20 +10
  31. 31. Better, not cheaper. Budget == 100 Proprietary FOSS Reallocation SLA Support / 15 15 0 Infrastructure Software license fees 25 0 -25 Strategy, Design, Features, Training ... 25 35 +10 Implementation 25 30 +5 Testing, QA 10 20 +10
  32. 32. Better, not cheaper. Budget == 100 Proprietary FOSS Reallocation SLA Support / 15 15 0 Infrastructure Software license fees 25 0 -25 Strategy, Design, Features, Training ... 25 35 +10 Implementation 25 30 +5 Testing, QA 10 20 +10
  33. 33. Rapid Site Launch
  34. 34. Rapid Site Launch vml.com australia.vml.com brazil.vml.com china.vml.com europe.vml.com goodtechnology.com goodtechnology.co.uk gtlondon.co.uk london.vml.com milan.vml.com native.vml.com poland.vml.com qaisconsulting.com southafrica.vml.com southkorea.vml.com tokyo.vml.com vml.au vml.br vmlbrazil.com vml.co.uk vml-gt.com vml-gt.co.uk vml.it vmllondon.com vmllondon.co.uk vmllondon.net vmlqais.com vmlqais.sg vmlqais.vml.com wearegoodtechnology.com wearegt.com wearegt.co.uk www.australia.vml.com www.europe.vml.com www.goodtechnology.com www.goodtechnology.co.uk www.gtlondon.co.uk www.london.vml.com www.milan.vml.com www.poland.vml.com www.qaisconsulting.com www.tokyo.vml.com www.vml.au www.vml.br www.vmlbrazil.com www.vml.com www.vml.co.uk www.vml-gt.com www.vml-gt.co.uk www.vml.it www.vmllondon.com www.vmllondon.co.uk www.vmllondon.net www.vmlqais.com www.vmlqais.sg www.vmlqais.vml.com www.wearegoodtechnology.com www.wearegt.com www.wearegt.co.uk
  35. 35. 3. Open source: Efficiency/Productivity World’s largest open source platform Market Presence 1,500,000+ sites Global Adoption 228 countries Extensive Capabilities 22,000+ modules Broad Community 1,000,000+ members Active Development 26,000+ developers
  36. 36. Modular, open source solutions let you keep what works, replace what you need to.
  37. 37. Changing needs
  38. 38. Keep what works. Innovate when/where you should.
  39. 39. Keep what works. Innovate when/where you should.
  40. 40. 4. Open source: Risk Mitigation
  41. 41. Open source licenses put me in control.
  42. 42. Transparency ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/centralasian/5329431523/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  43. 43. Quality is a common outcome of transparency.
  44. 44. Security is a common outcome of transparency.
  45. 45. Is Open Source Secure? “Continuous and broad peer review, enabled by publicly available source code, supports [our] software reliability and security efforts” David M. Wennergren, Department of Defense CIO Clarifying Guidance Regarding Open Source Software
  46. 46. Is Open Source Secure? “One interviewee from a global pharmaceutical organization believed that his open source WCM solutions were more secure than proprietary ones … Many also feel that the open code base is a particular advantage, as it allows organizations to explore potential security vulnerabilities.” - Forrester Research, October 2012
  47. 47. Auditing is only possible through transparency. (system of record, compliance, etc.) http://goo.gl/VRzZW
  48. 48. 4. Open source: Risk Mitigation Yours?
  49. 49. Open Source Delivers: 1. Innovation 2. Cost savings 3. Efficiency/Productivity 4. Risk mitigation ∴ Open Source == $
  50. 50. Thank you! Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire - @horncologne jam@acquia.com
  51. 51. Questions? Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire Open Source Evangelist – Acquia acquia.com/podcasts @horncologne jam@acquia.com

×