Trinidad opensourcedeck(final)


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Trinidad opensourcedeck(final)

  1. 1. Community Open Source Development:The Possibilities for Innovators Raymond G. O’Brien ARC CTO for IT January 27, 2012
  2. 2. It starts with an idea – IdeaI Have an or maybe even a rough vision February 3, 2012
  3. 3. You want to develop the idea with others (with the same interest, passion, desire, etc.) February 3, 2012
  4. 4. What are the choices? Encourage informal internal pursuit (think Google Time) Initiate a formal house development project staffed with employees, interns Contact for engineering and development services Award a grant Establish a formal partnership with a public or private entity Respond to a call for proposals Start your own business Do nothing; wait Or… February 3, 2012
  5. 5. Start or join a Community Open Source Development Project February 3, 2012
  6. 6. Two Open Source Development Approaches  Cathedral – development by an exclusive group  Bazaar – development by a community 2/3/2012
  7. 7. A Community Brings A Lot To The Table Diverse skills and experience Different perspectives Different priorities and motivations Energy and passion A combined sense of purpose February 3, 2012
  8. 8. An exciting example from NASA NASA uses commercially available products whenever possible But sometimes choice is limited and there is an opportunity for NASA to enhance a sector of ITI Innovation in Cloud Computing February 3, 2012
  9. 9. There was this project called Nebula February 3, 2012
  10. 10. The Nebula team had an idea (or more accurately, a grand vision) NASA would work with a world-wide community of developers to build an open source cloud stack February 3, 2012
  11. 11. It was achieved! In July 2010, Rackspace and NASA each contributed the foundational components of Openstack » A new open source development community was formed overnight In just 18 months, its growth has been phenomenal » 2300+ community members; 150 corporations February 3, 2012
  12. 12. It Happened vxccxvxcv 2/3/2012
  13. 13. World-wide development community February 3, 2012
  14. 14. OpenStack Metrics First bug reported 8 minutes after launch; fixed 12 minutes later 30 companies within first month, 50 within eight months; 150 today 2300 members of the development community Named #2 and #4 most popular new open source projects in 2010 as measured by Black Duck In first month, Iphone, Ipad, and Android interfaces created Selected by Canonical for Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud Selected by HP and AT&T for delivering public cloud services; chosen by Dell for private cloud offerings February 3, 2012
  15. 15. Mapping Open Source Development to NASA’s Open Government Plan  Aligns perfectly with the Plan’s 3 major tenets: » Transparency » Collaboration » Participation  Flagship initiative 2/3/2012
  16. 16. Mapping Open Source Development to NASA’s Open Data Plan  NASA’s public data sets are intended to be processed and manipulated  New policy being pursued will allow NASA to participate in SW development with the public towards this end 2/3/2012
  17. 17. NASA’s new site 2/3/2012
  18. 18. Community Open Source Development: The Possibilities for Innovators Address a gap  Test an idea Create standards  Achieve a goal sooner Pursue a vision  Demonstrate a success as Build, enhance, or support a basis for … community  Expose security and other Leverage inherent mechanisms to scrutiny for characteristics of finding flaws transparency, collaboration,  Create missing interfaces and participation  Create competition Practice public-private  Influence direction collaboration  Build an open foundation for Start a movement a new product, business Create niche capabilities  Differentiate Share your knowledge  Create economic advantage 2/3/2012
  19. 19. In Summary Community open source development provides an exciting and proven option for innovators to turning ideas, visions, and plans to reality However, remember to do your homework: » Intellectual property, export control, and security details can be complex » Make the investment in gaining the necessary understanding of the open source model and associated licensing The rewards can be staggering! 2/3/2012