Power of Open Source

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A short presentation giving a overview of what open source is and why it is good! by Peter Bui from PB Web Development

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  • Power of Open Source

    1. 1. The Power of Open Source by Peter Bui - PB Web Development
    2. 2. What is it?• Production or development model that promotes access to the end products
    3. 3. Examples
    4. 4. Anyone Uses Open Source?• What and why?
    5. 5. Benefits of Using Open Source• Low cost of ownership• Allows you to take control• Avoid vendor locks• Flexibility and Freedom• Great security & Quality• Continuity
    6. 6. Example at PB Web Dev• Clients don’t like to be locked in with a product or provider• Clients don’t have huge budgets as start ups• Providing open source product is a perfect solution
    7. 7. Support for Users• Strong social aspect• Communities• Online forums• User groups• Paid service providers and consultant
    8. 8. Benefits of Releasing as Open Source• Can gain large user base and popularity• Unimagined possibilities• Community development and• Continuity of product & development• Building on an existing popularity an existing product
    9. 9. Downsides• Politics, Politics, Politics involved with group organisations, direction and development• Splits and rifts in the communities• Monetizing the open source model
    10. 10. Joomla Founding MembersStarted Joomla after splitting from Mambo
    11. 11. Where Now?• Looking at developing something? Check out an open source platform to release on, Joomla, Drupal, CakePHP,• Looking for a product as a solution? Check out SourceForge.org - 296,166

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