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Keeping an Open Mind on Open Source

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For Ohio Linuxfest 2013 - Delivered September 13, 2013

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Keeping an Open Mind on Open Source

  1. 1. Keeping an Open Mind About Open Source Sarah Dutkiewicz sarah@cletechconsulting.com Ohio LinuxFest 2013
  2. 2. Myths and Facts
  3. 3. Myth: Open Source is Relatively Young
  4. 4. Fact: Open Source is Older
  5. 5. Myth: Linux vs Windows
  6. 6. XKCD: Open Source HTTP://XKCD.COM/225/
  7. 7. Fact: Multiple Platforms Involved
  8. 8. Myth: You Have to Have a Beard & Sandals
  9. 9. Fact: Linus Doesn’t Have a Beard! (Nor do many others)
  10. 10. Myth: Fringe Movement
  11. 11. Fact: Corporations Behind the Open Source Movement
  12. 12. Myth: Antisocial Developers
  13. 13. Fact: Developers Collaborate
  14. 14. Myth: Unreliable
  15. 15. Fact: Closed Source Fails Too
  16. 16. Fact: Quite Reliable
  17. 17. Myth: Lack of Support
  18. 18. Myth: Lack of Support
  19. 19. Fact: Multiple Methods of Support
  20. 20. Myth: No Professional Delivery
  21. 21. Fact: Proven Deliveries
  22. 22. Myth: Not Ready for the “Big World”
  23. 23. Fact: Enterprises Using OS Today
  24. 24. Myth: Inferior to Commercial Products
  25. 25. Fact: Competitive with Commercial Products
  26. 26. Benefits of Open Source
  27. 27. Benefit: Access to the Source
  28. 28. Benefit: Affordability
  29. 29. Benefit: Not Tied Down
  30. 30. Benefit: Interoperability
  31. 31. Benefit: Customizability
  32. 32. Benefit: Auditability
  33. 33. Benefit: Longevity
  34. 34. Benefit: Quality
  35. 35. Benefit: Licensing
  36. 36. Packages
  37. 37. Operating Systems
  38. 38. IP Telephony
  39. 39. File Systems
  40. 40. Office Suites
  41. 41. Password Keepers
  42. 42. Databases
  43. 43. Content Management Systems BlogsRegistration News Sponsors ScheduleDirections
  44. 44. Customer Relations Management
  45. 45. Enterprise Resource Planning
  46. 46. Business Intelligence
  47. 47. Web Development
  48. 48. Photo Editing & Graphics Design
  49. 49. Source Control
  50. 50. Virtualization
  51. 51. Sources for FOSS Projects • CloudForge • CodePlex • Freepository • GitHub • GNU Savannah • Google Code • JavaForge • Launchpad • SourceForge • Tigris • … and many more!
  52. 52. Any Questions?

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