This talk consolidates positive experiences in the inclusion of the open source philosophy (not only the open code) in proposals to big companies.
We will highlight topics about the open source philosophy using the drupal community as our example and talk about some common questions that clients bring about open-source and some answers that worked well for us.
We will show how companies can benefit in security and ROI by adopting open-source code, and by contributing back with code.
We will try to make this talk very participative, so bring your questions, experiences (good or bad) and let's share!
● To harness the power of
distributed peer-review and
OSI defines Open-Source
as a process that promises:
● More quality, reliability,
flexibility, better cost control
and long-term stability.
● End to predatory vendor
Coverity Scan Report
Metric Open-Source Proprietary Source
Defect Density* .59 .72
● Code analysis tool used by Microsoft, SAP, Novell, Symantec, NASA, Konami…
● Analyse C/C++ and Java source
*Number of defects for every 1k lines
Coverity Scan Report for Open-Source
● “8 out of 10 people surveyed are choosing Open-Source
based on quality.”
● “Open-source code quality surpasses proprietary code
quality in C/C++ projects”
● “If software is eating the world, then open-source
software is leading the charge,” Zack Samocha, senior
director of products for Coverity
“You know when a piece of software is mature when it starts being
adopted by financial services organizations. ING Financial Services
recently moved a number of sites from Oracle Stellent to Drupal.
Among these sites are http://ing.us, the main portal for their US
market. The driver behind this migration was to move to a platform
that was more dynamic and provided faster time to market.”
ING using Drupal, Dries Buytaert (http://buytaert.net/ing-using-drupal)
ING using Drupal
Security & Quality
Open-source software is secure and quality is set
to the higher standards.
Huge number of companies are using Drupal to
drive their businesses and are having success!
Community Tools & Support
Many existing resources are available to be reused
and both community and companies support