Startups and FOSS

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How to start a company with opensource software, and how to contribute back to the community.

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Startups and FOSS

  1. 1. Startups & Free and Open Source Software Anoop Thomas Mathew Profoundis Labs atm@profoundis.com Satvika 2013 College of Engineering Chengannur
  2. 2. ●@atmb4u ● Co-Founder and CTO @ Profoundis Labs ● Avid user of open source since 2003 ● Python and Django for last 4 years ● Speaker at ● FOSSMeet 2013 ● PyCon 2012 ● Fifth Elephant 2012 ● FOSSMeet 2011 ABOUTME
  3. 3. ●What ●Why ●How ●Who ●When AGENDA In a startup company, OPEN SOURCE
  4. 4. “A startup company is designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model” WHATISASTARTUP?
  5. 5. ➢ Building products with open source (facebook) ➢ Delivering services over open source (Acquia, Dolphin, wordpress, joomla) ➢ Selling support for free and open source (redhat, mysql, java) ➢ Provide consulting on open source (tons of them) BUSINESSMODELS
  6. 6. ➢ Bootstrap ➢ Be Agile ➢ Lean Startup ➢ Quick Solutions ➢ Team Work STARTUPTIPSI
  7. 7. ➢ Be Scalable ➢ Well Tested Scaffolding ➢ Don't reinvent the wheel ➢ Simple is Elegant ➢ Customers are Kings STARTUPTIPSII
  8. 8. ➢ Corporate Model ➢ Architecture ➢ Application Delivery ➢ Content Generation ➢ Content Consumption ➢ Scale up Rate PARADIGMSHIFT
  9. 9. ➢ Cost Factor ➢ Security ➢ Technical Superiority ➢ Customization ➢ Support ➢ Joy of Sharing WHYOPENSOURCE?
  10. 10. IBM facebook WhatsApp Instagram Quora OpenERP ESTABLISHEDCOMPANIES GroupOn FlipKart SoundCloud SupportBee BaseCamp Twitter
  11. 11. ➢Services Projects in django ➢django-tastypie, angular.js, elasticsearch ●ubuntu ●mongodb ●git ●Jenkins ●redis ●jQuery ●celery ●nginx
  12. 12. ➢ Operating System ➢ Collaboration System ➢ Version Control ➢ Code Sharing Platform ➢ Development Framework ➢ Server Management ➢ Continuous Integration ➢ Testing & Bug Tracking TOOLSONTRADE
  13. 13. ●Twitter Bootstrap/Purecss ●AngularJS ●Django ●Ruby on Rails ●Sinatra ●Kiwy ●Flask ●MeteorJS ●NodeJS ●Play Framework AFEWTOCHECKOUTFOR
  14. 14. Use and Build OPENSOURCE
  15. 15. ➢ Create Open Source ➢ Report Bugs ➢ Participate in mailing list ➢ Contribute ➢ Blog heavily THECOMMUNITY
  16. 16. ● Read wide and deep ● Follow HackerNews ● Find something interesting ● Find a bug! ● Ask, Talk to people 'You'll never know, until you try' HOWTOGOFURTHER
  17. 17. Its Us! FUTUREOFOPENSOURCE
  18. 18. How can I ... QUESTIONS We are looking for talent! welcome@profoundis.com
  19. 19. Every project is UNIQUE! so should be the stack THANKYOU on twitter: @atmb4u

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