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Idealism as Code:
From philosophy
to empowerment
Alpha 5
joind.in/talk/view/11920

Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire - @horncologne
...
US Constitution
and Bill of Rights
1787 & 1791
We the People
We the People
Who are you?
Why are you here?
Why am I here?
Successful FLOSS matters:
1. Safe

2. Secure

3. Compelling

4. Empowering

By Default.
Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire
Open Source Evangelist –

Acquia
•acquia.com/podcasts
•slideshare.net/horncologne
•tinyurl.com/ja...
Thank you!
What are we?
Angie “Webchick” Byron
Drupal core committer
Use it: for anything, anywhere, forever

Study it: understand what you are using

Modify it: fix it, make it better

Share ...
“Users generally have a much
more accurate and detailed
model of their needs than
manufacturers have ...”
Eric von Hipple
...
Proprietary
IT Costs
Personnel
Hosting
Bandwidth
Design
(Recurring) Licensing fees
Vendor lock-in
Data lock-in (buy it bac...
Drupal 8, GPL, Acquia and more:
tuxmachines.org/node/70236
Successful FLOSS matters:
1. Safe

2. Secure

3. Compelling

4. Empowering

By Default.
1. Innovation

2. Cost Savings

3. Efficiency

4. Risk Mitigation

Successful FLOSS
empowers successful business:
1. Collaboration

2. Transparency

3. Participation

4. Innovation

Successful FLOSS
empowers successful government:
“Proprietary or FLOSS
doesn’t matter.”
* Like hell it doesn’t …
Meet Vincenzo
“Accessibility

is usability.”
Meet Vincenzo
Rubano
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/allow-me-to-
attend-drupalcon-portland-2013

aka: http://tinyurl.co...
Open source licenses
put me in control.
Yours?
If I have to say, “Trust me,”
don’t trust me. – @aral
ind.ie
“DRM & backdoors don’t matter”
“DRM & backdoors don’t matter”
Do you care if these devices are secure?

1. smart thermostats

2. cars

3. traffic lights

4...
AllSeen Alliance
AllJoin Framework
Successful FLOSS does matter:
1. Safe

2. Secure

3. Compelling

4. Empowering

By Default.
Thank you! Questions?
Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire
(Open Source) Evangelist –

Acquia
•acquia.com/podcasts
•slideshare.net/hor...
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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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