How making Open Source Software enriches your business

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How making Open Source Software enriches your business

  1. 1. How making FOSS enriches your business Marian Marinov <mm@1h.com> SFK 2011
  2. 2. The programmer's viewpoint <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  More people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Better code review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Less work on the project </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The management viewpoint <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Greater risk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Lack of direct return </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  No clear management of the project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  The emergence of competition </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The options <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Only Open Source is hard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  FOSS tied with hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  FOSS tied with services around it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Commercial software surrounded by FOSS </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Why to choose FOSS <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shows the stability of the company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Willingness to commit to longer-term plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Willingness to work with other companies and individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Willingness to share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unmade Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitates partnerships </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The real advantages <ul><ul><li>Disappears the need for complex licensing systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decreases the development time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support becomes easier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some clients may be able to better report their issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No need to work around complex licensing systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Uses established FOSS practices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When solving a problem you can easily use people outside of the company </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Licensing <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free preparation of license </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great choice of licenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free protection in the face of the FSF & FSFE </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Questions? icq: 7556201   jabber: hackman@jabber.org Marian Marinov <mm@1h.com>
  9. 9. Thank you! icq: 7556201   jabber: hackman@jabber.org Marian Marinov <mm@1h.com>

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