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The new challenge of Open - OSCAL 2015

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The new challenge of Open - OSCAL 2015

  1. 1. THE NEW CHALLENGE OF OPEN CHRIS HEILMANN (@CODEPO8), OSCAL, TIRANA, ALBANIA, MAY 2015
  2. 2. OPEN IS COOL!
  3. 3. THE BENEFITS OF WORKING IN THE OPEN
  4. 4. • You share the work load • You create something that will outlast you • Sharing feels good • You become part of something bigger THE BENEFITS OF WORKING IN THE OPEN
  5. 5. THE DOWNSIDES OF WORKING IN THE OPEN
  6. 6. • Constant surveillance • Feedback time • Pick your battles and triage demands • Adherence to best practices and procedures THE DOWNSIDES OF WORKING IN THE OPEN
  7. 7. WAIT A MOMENT… THAT’S A LOT OF WORK!
  8. 8. IT IS, AND OPEN MEANS A LOT MORE THAN GIVING SOMETHING OUT FOR FREE…
  9. 9. • Give it out for free • Nurture it and support it • Are ready to give in to suggestions from the crowd • Give up control for the benefit of all involved IF YOU OPEN SOMETHING, YOU…
  10. 10. BROKEN THINGS.
  11. 11. • Get developers to hire • Get some headlines • Have people maintain our product • Have people organise themselves and moderate themselves… ALL WE REALLY WANT IS…
  12. 12. REMEMBER THE MASHUP WEB?
  13. 13. WE GIVE IT TO THE COMMUNITY!
  14. 14. PLAY BY THE RULES OF THE OPEN COMMUNITY OR FEEL OUR WRATH!
  15. 15. FIXING THINGS
  16. 16. • Open Source tech powers the web. • It is a cog in the system and works well • Companies are actually good in using and giving back IT ISN’T ABOUT TECHNOLOGY…
  17. 17. IT IS ABOUT MARKETING AND SELLING THINGS!
  18. 18. • Firefox OS • Ubuntu Phone • Ouya • Diaspora • Ello AND WE’RE NOT DOING WELL REPLACING CLOSED WITH OPEN…
  19. 19. WHY IS THAT?
  20. 20. “We crave for new sensations but soon become indifferent to them. The wonders of yesterday are today common occurrences.” ― Nikola Tesla, My Inventions
  21. 21. LONGEVITY IS DEAD - LONG LIVE CONSUMPTION!
  22. 22. APPS ARE CONSUMABLE AND PERISHABLE SOFTWARE…
  23. 23. GO WHERE THE USERS ARE! • Open is described as fragmented and too hard • Closed systems are advertised as a better user experience • Open technologies are described as insufficiently supported and thus inferior • Build for the now, make money now!
  24. 24. LET’S GET THEM YOUNG AND KEEP THEM FOR LIFE?
  25. 25. IT CAN’T LAST…
  26. 26. OUR JOB IS TO BE THERE TO HELP AND STAND FOR WHAT IS OPEN. BY BEING OPEN.
  27. 27. AMAZING THINGS ARE HAPPENING. LET’S CELEBRATE WITH THOSE WHO TRY. • Google implementing Microsoft’s Pointer Events • Microsoft implementing Adobe’s CSS blend modes code • Visual Studio Code across platforms • Manifold.js - create native apps from web code with W3C manifest • Vorlon.js - debug across all platforms • iOS and Android Apps on Windows 10
  28. 28. SIMPLE THINGS, FIELDS TO GROW THINGS IN…
  29. 29. https://github.com/davidbgk/open-source-template
  30. 30. https://github.com/davidbgk/open-source-template
  31. 31. WE’RE THE GOOD GUYS. LET’S SHOW PEOPLE. • Be helpful in our feedback to ill-advised “open” projects • Explain the dangers of closed systems without being sanctimonious • Create ways to interact with closed systems instead of trying to replace them
  32. 32. THANKS! CHRIS HEILMANN @CODEPO8 CHRISTIANHEILMANN.COM

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