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Don't Believe The Hype

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This presentation goes beyond those one-liners on why we should or should not use open source software in enterprise environments. During this talk we will translate open source software to a sensible set of software properties and how we can measure and decide whether these properties are useful and therefore desirable for enterprise environments. The speaker will dispel some well-know myths and view points on open source software. So when you are interested in recognizing and deciding on the true value of open source software for your enterprise be sure to attend this presentation.

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Don't Believe The Hype

  1. 1. Open Source Conference 2010 Amsterdam, 26 November 2010 Fabrice Mous Fabrice.Mous@ictivity.nl +31 648585162
  2. 2. Reality vs Theory
  3. 3. Talking vs Doing
  4. 4. What's a USP ?
  5. 5. “Buy this product, and you will get this specific benefit” Rosser Reeves "Reality in Advertising" (1961)
  6. 6. claim benefits
  7. 7. “Our open source product will bring you interop Nirvana” “Our unique open source offering realizes true vendor independence”
  8. 8. benefits didn't always effectuate (straight away)
  9. 9. So the last five years we've seen these type of market propositions
  10. 10. Clients were left in limbo
  11. 11. NOiV bouwt mee aan de e-overheid
  12. 12. OSS represents a set of benefits ( you know those benefits used in usp's )
  13. 13. Typically OSS translates to ✔ slashing costs ✔ availability of source code ✔ vendor independence ✔ flexibility ✔ interoperability ✔ community
  14. 14. These benefits do not always combine to a universal truth!
  15. 15. open source isn't always about ✔ slashing costs ✔ availability of source code ✔ vendor independence ✔ flexibility ✔ interoperability ✔ community
  16. 16. ✔ slashing costs ✔ availability of source code ✔ vendor independence ✔ flexibility ✔ interoperability ✔ community
  17. 17. NOiV bouwt mee aan de e-overheid
  18. 18. Who the heck is this guy?
  19. 19. ... working at Ictivity because this company embraces this philosophy on open source software
  20. 20. Open Source Conference 2010 Amsterdam, 26 November 2010 Fabrice Mous Fabrice.Mous@ictivity.nl +31 648585162

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