Open Source1   © 2011 Grid Protection Alliance.
Definition of Open Source Software1. Free re-distribution without royalties or   licensing fees2. Source code must be made...
Open Source Myths       • Less Secure       • Low quality and low performance       • Most developers are college students...
Open System vs. Open Source• An open system employees a modular design  and uses consensus based standards for its key  in...
Open Source Value (development)• External knowledge base    – Early engagement of experts• External technical support and ...
Why DOD creates OSS• Thorough community evaluation lowers  risk (especially security risk) and improves  quality• Lower de...
Why should “vendors” use OSS• Competitive Advantages – innovation,  time, quality and lower costs.• Creates a focus on mee...
OSS Development Model     (includes users       as developers)    Goal: Active Community          Development      From Da...
Some OSS communities9   © 2011 Grid Protection Alliance.
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GPA Open Source Gpa Users Forum 2011 09 07

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A collection of thoughts on why open source software is a viable option for corporate software needs, and often the best option.

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GPA Open Source Gpa Users Forum 2011 09 07

  1. 1. Open Source1 © 2011 Grid Protection Alliance.
  2. 2. Definition of Open Source Software1. Free re-distribution without royalties or licensing fees2. Source code must be made available for no more than the cost of distribution3. Modification of the software or the development of derivative products is allowed2 © 2011 Grid Protection Alliance.
  3. 3. Open Source Myths • Less Secure • Low quality and low performance • Most developers are college students • Unsupported • Open Source is no cost3 © 2011 Grid Protection Alliance.
  4. 4. Open System vs. Open Source• An open system employees a modular design and uses consensus based standards for its key interfaces• Open systems are critically necessary to support interoperability• Open Systems and Open Source Software are dovetail strategies for reducing vendor dependencies• They are not the same thing. From David A. Wheeler Presentation, 11/4/20094 © 2011 Grid Protection Alliance.
  5. 5. Open Source Value (development)• External knowledge base – Early engagement of experts• External technical support and code review – Many eyes find bugs quickly• External development resources – Voluntary – Cost-share partnerships5 © 2011 Grid Protection Alliance.
  6. 6. Why DOD creates OSS• Thorough community evaluation lowers risk (especially security risk) and improves quality• Lower development costs• Agility improved to quickly adapt software to new threats or DOD priorities• Lower TCO• Control – Freedom from vendor lock in From David A. Wheeler Presentation, 11/4/20096 © 2011 Grid Protection Alliance.
  7. 7. Why should “vendors” use OSS• Competitive Advantages – innovation, time, quality and lower costs.• Creates a focus on meeting marketplace needs rather than lower level issues• First-mover advantage – First one in defines the architecture7 © 2011 Grid Protection Alliance.
  8. 8. OSS Development Model (includes users as developers) Goal: Active Community Development From David A. Wheeler Presentation, 11/4/20098 © 2011 Grid Protection Alliance.
  9. 9. Some OSS communities9 © 2011 Grid Protection Alliance.

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