Fight between carnival and lent - how to become rich on free software
Fight between carnival and lent
… and how to become rich on free software
Piotr Karwatka, CoCEO Divante
• eBusiness Software House operating since
• Over 180 people at our office in Wroclaw,
• Offices in Rotterdam, London, Stockholm
• Clients from Europe, Asia, Africa and US
• Case studies: divante.co/portfolio
Key to success?
• Pragmmatic over egocentric
• Business goals first
• Best tools available
• 360 view of Customer
• BigData - Actionable Data
• Omnichannel Customer Experience
• Omnichannel Loyalty
• B2B Omnichannel
• CRM Live Integration
• Customer Database
• Enterprise Serial Bus
• Multichannel Management
• Product Information Management
• Digital Products
• Omnichannel Order Management
We’ve built Divante services with Open Source at it’s core
What’s Enterprise Open Source?
- Open Source software is inevitable
- Enterprise Open Source = projects backed by proffesional companies: Magento, Wordpress,
RHEL, MySQL, Android …
- Often along with commercial licences, support and services
- Long ago stopped to be scored as “enthusiast based”, non-professional projects.
- Open Source is great for being used by Enterprises
- fosters standarization / distribution - no vendor lock-in,
- quality - are weable to write better code than contributors like Google, Microsoft …?
- community and support,
- commercial services, SLA,
- it’s so pragmmatic, developers love it, no marketing fluff,
- Hell has frozen over!
- Even Microsoft open sourced .NET,
ported SQL Server to Linux and
integrated Ubuntu to Windows
The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly)
Open Source Business Models
- Dual Licensing - Open Core (ex: Magento)
- what you pay for: some extra features to be in
- notes: how to make Core version good enough?
- Partners (ex: Magento)
- what you pay for: Partners pay for certification
- notes: why to become a partner?
- Consulting services (ex: Red Hat Linux)
- what you pay for: customization, adding new
- notes: not very scalable,
- SaaS / Enterprise Cloud (ex: Mautic, Heroku,
- what you pay for: hosting, SLA, provisioning,
- notes: it’s no longer so open as it should be
- Mixed (ex: Magento)
Fight between carnivale and fest
Open Source products rarely are commercial
successes comparing to proprietary equivalents
Why Open Source fails?
More: why Open Source fails. CIO Magazine
"If we look at Red Hat's market, 50 percent of potential customers may use Fedora (the free Linux
distribution,) and 50 percent use Red Hat Enterprise Linux (the version which is supported and
maintained by Red Hat on a subscription basis.) So a large part of the potential market is carved off –
why should people pay the 'Red Hat tax'?" Peter Levine, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz.
- Revenue Limits - ex. Magento vs. Demandware
- Uneven playing field - ex. KVM vs. VMware
Why should customer pay for commercial version / features / services?
Partners can canibalize software vendor businnes when original value
offer is too low.
Example - Magento
Magento valuation when sold to Permira - along with GSI Commerce unit - was 925M$ (with 1.5% market share)
Demandware valueation when sold to Salesforce was … 2.8B$ (with 25% market share)
- strong Community, very active partner eco-system,
mixed revenue streams
- … but most of revenue are probably NOT from licenses,
- 1.x offers too low value offer Community vs. Enterprise
- only around 25 EE licences sold in 2015
Magento: By Developers for Developers.
Demandware: More Business focused.
Everything depends on how do you define success!
VARs (Value Added Resellers) and Agencies!
Who benefits the most in Open Source world?
It’s great to built your service or added value business on top
of Open Source:
- you use standarized / commonly recognized base,
- starting point is low - not have to built product at first,
- you can focus on business value, extending,
- you can achieve better results than software vendor
because your value is more appreciable by business
customers who realy pay
- you can use all Open Source Business model as well.
So why anybody build open source projects?
It always depends on how you define success!
Use your strengths and focus on business value!
How to survive as product vendor in Open Source?
At the time they sold MySQL AB to Sun in 2008, 70 percent of the company’s income came from
licenses. “That was the reason that MySQL had a huge valuation,” Widenius said. “We were a product
company and people had to pay for it in certain situations.”
BSL (Business Source License), FAIR.IO, OSE (Open
- Idea initialy wasn’t mean for aiming commercial success
but for founding MariaDB foundation
- But it’s really interesting for enterprise products!
- Mixed approach:
- Always Open Source or Open Source from
some point (OSE approach)
- Free to some point (CPUs, accounts …?)
- VBP - Value Based Pricing - ”success share”
- No questions about “Why to pay” with all other benefits
of open software
- Still great for Agencies - there is license fee to share!
More: MySQL founder tries a new software licensing model. Techcrunch.
- Open Loyalty is Open Source loyalty program
ready to use out of the box,
- CDB - Central Database and 360deg
view of customer (offline / online)
- POS - application,
- End-customer application,
- If you’re Agency you can use it to implement
omnichannel experience for your
- Licensed using BSL-like license
- always open source
- with Value Based Pricing.
We decided to build Enterprise Open Source product to be used by eCommerce / marketing agencies
based on our experienced for large companies like SMYK.COM, ING, ENERGA, PZU, JTT
First case studies underway! Alpha tests for partners are open!
„Can you give me your
phone number to get
Mobile App / SMS
Client Sales clerk
How it works?
bonus points alerts recommendations
ERP / POS Integration
Open Loyalty is Omnichannel Enabler - Open Sourced, easy and fast to deploy
Magento 2.0 PimCore
Open Loyalty based on Symfony 3.0
Rapid B2B Rapid B2C Marketplace Multichannel Loyalty Program
OMS POS Mobile
Win using Open Source with Divante
Discuss how you can win with Open Loyalty
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