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Zen and the Art of Platform
Sam Ramji
@sramji
Open source is a positive-sum game
4
The history of civilization is a history of
positive-sum games played at larger and
larger scales.
Robert Wright, Nonzero
How many people can I call “self”
instead of “other”?
self = family
Google Search
self = tribe
self = chiefdom
self = city-state
self = nation-state
Tribe
Chiefdom
City-State
Nation-State
Family
self = company
Partnership
LLC
Corporation
Multinational
Sole proprietor
self = project
developers
business
users
operators
Platforms are positive-sum games
Solutions
Services
Products
Platform
Users
The more people we can support,
the greater the platform
Platforms drive network effects
The more people we can include,
the greater the network effects
developers
business
users
operators
Packaged Apps
Packaged Services
2300+ patches
2100+ contributors
130+ core committers
25+ releases
2300+ patches
2100+ contributors
130+ core committers
25+ releases
AWS, GCP, Azure
vSphere, OpenStack
SoftLayer, RackHD
63 member companies
173 user groups
33,400+ individual members
105 cities
48 countries
We see a world of cloud computing that is
UBIQUITOUS and FLEXIBLE
supporting multi-cloud application environments.
PORTABL...
We see a human community that is
PRAGMATIC
and focused on exchanging practical experience.
DIVERSE
and inclusive of people...
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Zen and the Art of Platform

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SpringOne Platform 2016
Speaker: Sam Ramji; Chief Executive Officer, Cloud Foundry Foundation

Sam Ramji, CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, talks about the state of Cloud Foundry, love as open source, and how organizations and people can benefit from developing in the open.

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Zen and the Art of Platform

  1. 1. Zen and the Art of Platform Sam Ramji @sramji
  2. 2. Open source is a positive-sum game
  3. 3. 4
  4. 4. The history of civilization is a history of positive-sum games played at larger and larger scales. Robert Wright, Nonzero
  5. 5. How many people can I call “self” instead of “other”?
  6. 6. self = family
  7. 7. Google Search
  8. 8. self = tribe
  9. 9. self = chiefdom
  10. 10. self = city-state
  11. 11. self = nation-state
  12. 12. Tribe Chiefdom City-State Nation-State Family
  13. 13. self = company
  14. 14. Partnership LLC Corporation Multinational Sole proprietor
  15. 15. self = project
  16. 16. developers business users operators
  17. 17. Platforms are positive-sum games
  18. 18. Solutions Services Products Platform Users
  19. 19. The more people we can support, the greater the platform
  20. 20. Platforms drive network effects
  21. 21. The more people we can include, the greater the network effects
  22. 22. developers business users operators
  23. 23. Packaged Apps Packaged Services
  24. 24. 2300+ patches 2100+ contributors 130+ core committers 25+ releases
  25. 25. 2300+ patches 2100+ contributors 130+ core committers 25+ releases AWS, GCP, Azure vSphere, OpenStack SoftLayer, RackHD
  26. 26. 63 member companies 173 user groups 33,400+ individual members 105 cities 48 countries
  27. 27. We see a world of cloud computing that is UBIQUITOUS and FLEXIBLE supporting multi-cloud application environments. PORTABLE and INTEROPERABLE enabling users to move their applications wherever they need to go. VIBRANT and GROWING underlying a massive ecosystem of applications and services.
  28. 28. We see a human community that is PRAGMATIC and focused on exchanging practical experience. DIVERSE and inclusive of people across race, gender, orientation, and lifestyle. RESPECTFUL and committed to listening to thoughtful and honest perspectives.

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