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OSS EDU: standing on the shoulders of giants

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Business that do not utilize open source software - and adopt at least some of its principles - are missing out on major competitive advantage.

I presented this slide deck at eLiberatica 2009 in Bucharest to illustrate how OSS saved time and money, added features, and produced a better, more bug-free, more stable solution for 3 learning management systems that I've built and launched over the past decade.

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OSS EDU: standing on the shoulders of giants

  1. 1. OSS|EDU standing on the shoulders of giants
  2. 2. <ul><li>two seconds on me … </li></ul>
  3. 6. <ul><li>three things about schools … </li></ul>
  4. 10. <ul><li>OSS is an enabler … </li></ul>
  5. 13. <ul><li>no money – no problem </li></ul>
  6. 14. <ul><li>all decisions political – no worries </li></ul>
  7. 15. <ul><li>inertia is unbelievable – who cares </li></ul>
  8. 20. <ul><li>three projects … </li></ul>
  9. 22. <ul><li>one, un, una </li></ul>
  10. 24. <ul><li>500K registered users … </li></ul>
  11. 29. <ul><li>two, deux, doi </li></ul>
  12. 31. <ul><li>1000 schools </li></ul>
  13. 36. <ul><li>three, trois, treis </li></ul>
  14. 38. <ul><li>about 60K schools in North America </li></ul>
  15. 43. DiscoverZone PremierGo PremierCampus Language Perl PHP PHP Framework Mason Joomla Moodle DB MySQL MySQL MySQL Platform Linux Linux Linux
  16. 44. <ul><li>progression … </li></ul>
  17. 48. DiscoverZone PremierGo PremierCampus Time +++++ +++ ++ Bugs ++++ ++ + Features ++ +++ +++++ Maintainability + +++ +++++
  18. 50. <ul><li>thanks! </li></ul>
  19. 51. john koetsier sparkplug9.com twitter.com/johnkoetsier

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