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Open source company and business model

Overview open source business model and company around China. Help open source developers or students to evaluate what have been done and how to pick their career path accordingly

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Open source company and business model

  1. 1. Open Source Company and Business model 开源公司与商业模式 Oct, 2014
  2. 2. Agenda > Overview people of open source in China – Past and Present > Overview open source business model – Listing one by one > Overview of Job Market in China > Current and future business related to Open Source
  3. 3. View of Open Source Environment OPENSOURCE IN CHINA
  4. 4. Who is doing open source in China? http://www.hkfashiongeek.com/2011/07/hero-shots.html MERITOCRACY 科举
  5. 5. Smart Common Input Method (SCIM) 苏哲 > Bundle in multiple distribution (before) Input method framework > Ex-SUSE, Senior Engineer at Google
  6. 6. Linux Virtual Server (LVS) 章文嵩 > Load Balancer in Linux Kernel > Important for Linux Cluster implementation > VP and Chief Researcher at Taobao > Nick 正明
  7. 7. MiniGUI 魏永明 > MiniGUI Embedded GUI system on top of multiple operation system including Linux/uCLinux, eCos,VxWork etc > Mobile, Browser > Founder of 飞漫科技
  8. 8. Deepin Linux 冷罡华 > Used to call Hiweed Linux > Wuhan Community > Linux Distribution
  9. 9. Sorry but who? Yeah, they are from the mid 90s 
  10. 10. So we know China started mid 90s … What have they become? > Senior Engineer at Top global Company > VP and Researcher at Top China Company > Founder and CEO of a niche China Company How do I related? > I’m young and no real experience. > Yeah… they are as old as my father… or at least uncle
  11. 11. AronXu > Debian Developer > Maintain fcitx > Ubuntu Translation Coordinator > University Student
  12. 12. GitCafé 姚欣宇 > Git Online Service > Open Source Community > Startup like GitHub > Founder of GitCafe
  13. 13. United Stack 程辉 > Open Stack contributor > Ex-Sina Engineer > Startup like Digital Ocean > Founder of United Stack
  14. 14. Open source hero among us 马云说:人家给投你钱是一种尊重
  15. 15. OpenSource Business model
  16. 16. Dual License and Professional service > Commercial License and Open Source License – SUSE Enterprise, OpenSUSE – Red Hat Enterprise, Fedora – Canonical, Ubuntu – MySQL … estimation by me … > Red Hat 13-1500 Million > SUSE 2-300 Million > MySQL 2-400 Million > Canonical 3-50 Million
  17. 17. Software as a Service > Cloud Service with open source core and commerce service online – SugarCRM – Magento – Drupal – GitHub … estimation by me … > SugarCRM 7-120 Million > Magento 5-80 Million > Drupal 6-80 Million > GitHub 2-60 Million
  18. 18. Voluntary Donation and Branded Merchandise > Funding development for Open Source Software or Selling T-Shirt and Coffee Mug to user community – Mozilla Foundation – Apache Foundation – Gnome Foundation … estimation by me … > Mozilla 1-2 Million > Apache 8-900 Thousand > Gnome 4-500 Thousand
  19. 19. Advertising Supported Software > Using advertising money to support development – Mozilla – SourceForge … estimation by me … > Mozilla 3-50 Million > SourceForge 20-30 Million
  20. 20. Crowd Funding / Bounties Service / Out Sourcing > Using crowd funding platform like kickstarter and indiegogo to fund development – BountySource – Individual Freelancer … estimation by me … > 50-200K per person per year
  21. 21. Investment and buy out > Not really a business model, but able to gain resource from big company interested – MySQL – Cygnus Solutions – JBoss > MySQL 1 Billion by Sun > Cygnus 670 Million > JBoss 420 Million > SUSE 220 Million
  22. 22. Global View of Employment WHAT KIND OF JOB?
  23. 23. How much are you going make? http://www.hkfashiongeek.com/2011/07/hero-shots.html CHINA SOFTWARE MARKET
  24. 24. What is the market look in Hong Kong? http://hk.jobsdb.com/hk/en/staticcontent/job-seeker-salary-survey/2014/salary-bonus-and-double-pay.htm#engineering
  25. 25. What is the market look like in Beijing? http://www.jobui.com/
  26. 26. How many people in there?
  27. 27. You know where you are now? > Junior – 8K to 18K to 28K – 50% below • 2K steps • 8K – 170 • 10K – 440 • 12K – 920 • 14K – 1500 • 16K – 1900
  28. 28. Indicator (指標) vs Goal (目標) > What is your Goal? Philosophical problem? > Money != Happiness ? So what? > Why someone invest you? > How are you investing your time? > Which topic are you going to work on? > Are you picking a Job? Or a Career path?
  29. 29. Daniel Pink: Drive The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us
  30. 30. What is Post Employment Economy? Maybe not in China yet
  31. 31. OpenSource Related Company in China WHAT TO INVEST
  32. 32. Take a look at US? Profit Salary vs GDP http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/07/the-post-employee-economy-why-sky-high-profits-are-here-to-stay/259564/
  33. 33. http://www.npr.org/2011/08/19/139779301/foreign-policy-a-predictable-future-for-technology Can you predict your future? TECHNOLOGY TREND
  34. 34. Yeah I heard of openstack and ? CLOUD COMPUTING
  35. 35. What are the five essential characteristics > On Demand Self service > Board network accessible > Resource Pooling > Rapid elasticity > Measured Service
  36. 36. Who get the most benefit of? > Enterpise? > SMB? > Startup? > Individual?
  37. 37. Open Source tech related to Cloud
  38. 38. China Cloud IaaS Company
  39. 39. Yeah I heard of hadoo and ? BIG DATA / COMMERCE
  40. 40. What is big data? > High Volume > High Velocity > High Variety > ….. Veracity
  41. 41. Who get the most benefit of? > Enterpise? > SMB? > Startup? > Individual?
  42. 42. China Big Data Company
  43. 43. Open Source Commerce Platform
  44. 44. Haha this is what I’m doing! OPEN HARDWARE / IOT
  45. 45. What is Internet of thing IoT? > 1) Hardware Sensor ( Control Point, NFC, Ibeacon etc ) > 2) Communication Protocol ( 6Lowpan, MQTT, COPA ) > 3) Big Data ( Cloud Storage, Data Warehousing ) > 4) User Analytics
  46. 46. Open Hardware and Software Nest Arduino Raspberry Pi Ardenta OpenCNC
  47. 47. China Open Hardware Company phantom radxa
  48. 48. Do whatever you wanted to! PICK YOUR OWN FIGHT
  49. 49. Maybe there won’t be another Red Hat But Open Source is everywhere now And I’m still using SUSE Linux to build my Android project
  50. 50. May the source be with you! THANKS SUSE

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