Bringing Business into FOSS4G and FOSS4G to Business
Bringing Business into FOSS4G
FOSS4G to Business
4th December 2018
Business is the activity of making
one's living or making money by producing
or buying and selling products (such as
goods and services).
FOSS4G is the acronym
for Free and Open Source
Software for Geospatial.
<Source: Wikipedia & OSGeo>
President of Savills
<Source: In an interview with Chosun Daily on 28th March, 2015>
“So, how do you invest in real
“Just tree things to consider.
Location, location, and location”
<Source: "The Granularity of Growth", Patrick Viguerie, Sven Smit and Mehrdad Baghai, Wiley, 2008>
Where’s the growth engine?
Are you heading in the right direction?
Moving Walk Moving Walk
Open source leads the World Economy!
Global OpenStack Service Market Estimation
Korea Open Source Market Estimation
Wild Water Vs. Bottled Water
<Bottled water><Collecting wild water>
James Dixon’s The Beekeeper Model
<General Open Source Model>
< Source: https://wiki.pentaho.com/display/BEEKEEPER/>
(Basic functions, symbols,
(Quality, design, brand,
(Additional benefits offered
What makes difference?
<Open Source SW>
Open Source Model is great at producing SW.
But, customers want to buy the ‘Whole Product’!
Commercial Open Source
‘Go To Market’
Sales, Marketing, Support,
Community can hear more functionalities & requests
Customers can gain higher quality software at a better price
The bigger community
the more resources
Everything looks perfect!
The only problem is
everybody do the same thing!!
Prof. of Harvard University
Do what you do best,
and outsource the
- Peter Drucker -
More Averaged More Differentiated
Complement your weakness
Strengthen your strengthsMost people do this.
Few people do this.
<Source: “Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd", Youngme Moon, Crown Business, 2011>