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Mini-Keynote delivered via video to Drupal Camp Cape Town 2015.

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Idealism as code - What successful open source looks like

  1. 1. Idealism as Code: From philosophy to empowerment Alpha 5 joind.in/talk/view/11920 Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire - @horncologne Open Source Evangelist, Acquia Drupal Camp Capetown, 2015
  2. 2. US Constitution and Bill of Rights 1787 & 1791
  3. 3. We the People
  4. 4. We the People
  5. 5. Who are you? Why are you here?
  6. 6. Why am I here?
  7. 7. Successful FLOSS matters: 1. Safe 2. Secure 3. Compelling 4. Empowering By Default.
  8. 8. Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire Open Source Evangelist –
 Acquia •acquia.com/podcasts •slideshare.net/horncologne •tinyurl.com/jamyoutube •@horncologne •jam@acquia.com
  9. 9. Thank you!
  10. 10. What are we?
  11. 11. Angie “Webchick” Byron Drupal core committer
  12. 12. Use it: for anything, anywhere, forever Study it: understand what you are using Modify it: fix it, make it better Share it: redistribute, sell, give back Open Source = Four Freedoms
  13. 13. “Users generally have a much more accurate and detailed model of their needs than manufacturers have ...” Eric von Hipple Democratizing Innovation, 2005
  14. 14. Proprietary IT Costs Personnel Hosting Bandwidth Design (Recurring) Licensing fees Vendor lock-in Data lock-in (buy it back?) Vendor roadmap Vendor release cycle When it happens Open Source IT Costs Personnel Hosting Bandwidth Design No licensing fees Invest in your team Invest what/when you need 1000s of vendors You own your data Your roadmap When you need it When you need it
  15. 15. Drupal 8, GPL, Acquia and more: tuxmachines.org/node/70236
  16. 16. Successful FLOSS matters: 1. Safe 2. Secure 3. Compelling 4. Empowering By Default.
  17. 17. 1. Innovation 2. Cost Savings 3. Efficiency 4. Risk Mitigation Successful FLOSS empowers successful business:
  18. 18. 1. Collaboration 2. Transparency 3. Participation 4. Innovation Successful FLOSS empowers successful government:
  19. 19. “Proprietary or FLOSS doesn’t matter.” * Like hell it doesn’t …
  20. 20. Meet Vincenzo “Accessibility is usability.”
  21. 21. Meet Vincenzo Rubano http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/allow-me-to- attend-drupalcon-portland-2013
 aka: http://tinyurl.com/vincenzogoestoportland http://www.titengodocchio.it/ http://acquia.com/podcasts
 “In accessibility there is usability”
 http://titengodocchio.it
  22. 22. Open source licenses put me in control. Yours?
  23. 23. If I have to say, “Trust me,” don’t trust me. – @aral ind.ie
  24. 24. “DRM & backdoors don’t matter”
  25. 25. “DRM & backdoors don’t matter” Do you care if these devices are secure? 1. smart thermostats 2. cars 3. traffic lights 4. hearing aids (tinyurl.com/pdzvpjn) 5. insulin pumps 6. pace makers
  26. 26. AllSeen Alliance AllJoin Framework
  27. 27. Successful FLOSS does matter: 1. Safe 2. Secure 3. Compelling 4. Empowering By Default.
  28. 28. Thank you! Questions? Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire (Open Source) Evangelist –
 Acquia •acquia.com/podcasts •slideshare.net/horncologne •@horncologne •jam@acquia.com

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