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Money for Nothing, Software for Free

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From the Money for Nothing, Software for Free panel at SXSW 2011. How to make informed software decisions on a budget, and understand the different types of "free" software that are out there.

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Money for Nothing, Software for Free

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  2. 2. Ryan Marsh<br />President, Layla Grace Foundation<br />@laylagrace<br />heather gardner-madras<br />gardner-madras | strategic creative<br />Jeff Herron<br />VP, Beaconfire Consulting<br />@beaconfire<br />Mark Jaquith<br />Covered Web Services<br />@markjaquith<br />Chris Lundberg<br />CEO, Salsa Labs<br />@salsalabs<br />
  3. 3. Free means lots of things<br />Free the Prisoners<br />Free Range<br />Free Market<br />Smoke-Free<br />What do WE mean?<br />
  4. 4. Free beer!<br />
  5. 5. Free kittens!<br />(Aren’t they cute?)<br />
  6. 6. Free speech<br />
  7. 7. Allsoftware has a cost<br />Unreliability<br />Staff time<br />Maintenance<br />Limitations<br />Support <br />No exceptions<br />
  8. 8. Free = No Money<br />
  9. 9. Open Source…<br />…is serious stuff<br />
  10. 10. You can navigate Open Source<br />(but it helps if you speak code)<br />
  11. 11. Hands-off: Hosted Source<br />
  12. 12. Let’s dig in!<br />
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  14. 14. “Open Source”<br />Share Alike<br />Attribution<br />Commercial Use<br />Redistribution<br />View Source<br />Derivatives Allowed<br />No Approval<br />Public Domain<br />GPL<br />LGPL<br />Apache<br />BSD<br />CreativeCommons<br /> BY-NC-ND<br />CreativeCommons<br /> BY-NC-SA<br />Microsoft Reciprocol License<br />
  15. 15. If you want more<br />Check out:<br />beaconfire.com/freesoftware<br />Or find us at:<br />The Beacon Lounge<br />(across the hall)<br />

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