The Business Of Open Source

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The Business Of Open Source

  1. 1. The business of open sourcelicensing<br />
  2. 2. @ringmaster<br />owenw.com<br />
  3. 3. IANAL<br />I Am Not A Lawyer<br />
  4. 4. Overview<br />Licensing Overview<br />Application of Licenses as…<br />A Business<br />A Contractor<br />An Ambitious Entrepreneur<br />
  5. 5. Licensing Overview<br />History<br />What constitutes “Open Source”?<br />Vernacular<br />Types of licenses<br />Free as in Puppies<br />
  6. 6. The Abbreviated History of the Origins of Open Source<br />UNIX<br />“Free” the software!<br />GNU/Linux<br />General Public License<br />
  7. 7. What is Open Source?<br />Is it free?<br />
  8. 8. License Types<br />Free & Open<br />Proprietary<br />Usually guarantee rights<br />Usually grant you the ability to redistribute under certain conditions<br />Usually restrict rights<br />Usually grant you no ability to redistribute<br />
  9. 9. Common Open Source Licenses<br />Hereditary<br />permissive<br />
  10. 10. Common Open Source Licenses<br />Hereditary<br />permissive<br />Affero GPL<br />Common Development and Distribution License<br />Common Public License<br />Eclipse Public License<br />GNU General Public License<br />Mozilla Public License<br />Apache Software License<br />Artistic License<br />BSD License<br />MIT License<br />
  11. 11. Creative Commons<br />
  12. 12. Free as in Beer<br />
  13. 13. Open SourceIn Your Company<br />TCO!<br />
  14. 14. Questions<br />Is there open source software I can use?<br />What are the legal ramifications?<br />What will the software cost my business?<br />
  15. 15. Total Cost of Ownership<br />Factors<br />Purchase price<br />Service/Repair<br />Equipment Costs<br />Compliance/License Tracking<br />Vulnerabilities<br />Replacement/Upgrade<br />
  16. 16. Linux vs Windows Server<br />?<br />
  17. 17. Linux vs Windows Server<br />
  18. 18. Linux vs Windows Desktop<br />?<br />
  19. 19. Linux vs Windows Desktop<br />
  20. 20. Things to consider<br />Risk vs Advantage<br />Law moves fast<br />
  21. 21. Selling OnOpen Source<br />Service Providers<br />
  22. 22. Things to consider<br />License still applies<br />Distribution happens on deployment<br />Ownership of code<br />
  23. 23. CMS Themes<br />Owen rants here<br />
  24. 24. Selling Open Source<br />All work and no play<br />
  25. 25. Choose a license<br />hereditary<br />Permissive<br />Keeps user freedoms intact<br />Keeps copyright intact<br />Keeps developer freedoms intact<br />Keeps copyright intact, maybe<br />
  26. 26. How to Get Rich<br />Software as a service<br />Service on software<br />Street Performer Protocol<br />
  27. 27. Street Performer Protocol<br />

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