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  1. 1. CMSMS, OpenSource & Business Model Geek Moot 2009 - SheffieldJean-Christophe Cuvelier - Morris & Chapman Belgium
  2. 2. About me
  3. 3. About me• My name is Jean-Christophe Cuvelier
  4. 4. About me• My name is Jean-Christophe Cuvelier• I have 29 years old
  5. 5. About me• My name is Jean-Christophe Cuvelier• I have 29 years old• My computer science started on a Commodore 64
  6. 6. About me• My name is Jean-Christophe Cuvelier• I have 29 years old• My computer science started on a Commodore 64• I did go to the university but I only learned how to drink and to make parties
  7. 7. About me• My name is Jean-Christophe Cuvelier• I have 29 years old• My computer science started on a Commodore 64• I did go to the university but I only learned how to drink and to make parties• In the PC world for 15 years, I became an Apple addicted
  8. 8. About me• My name is Jean-Christophe Cuvelier• I have 29 years old• My computer science started on a Commodore 64• I did go to the university but I only learned how to drink and to make parties• In the PC world for 15 years, I became an Apple addicted• I am partner at Morris & Chapman Belgium
  9. 9. About Morris & Chapman http://www.morris-chapman.com
  10. 10. About Morris & Chapman http://www.morris-chapman.com • Communications Company based in Brussels, Belgium, Europe • 15 coworkers: 2 sales, 2 administratives, 5 “prints” and 5 web guys • We make average 35 CMSMS based websites per year • We also work with WordPress, Drupal & Symfony framework
  11. 11. Introduction
  12. 12. Introduction• Talk about development planned...
  13. 13. Introduction• Talk about development planned...• ...Speaking about CMSMS, OS, BM
  14. 14. Introduction• Talk about development planned...• ...Speaking about CMSMS, OS, BM• Q&A, at the end.
  15. 15. CMS Made Simple
  16. 16. CMS Made Simple• It is a great product !
  17. 17. CMS Made Simple• It is a great product !• Our customers love it
  18. 18. CMSMS Licence
  19. 19. CMSMS Licence• GNU GPL v.2.
  20. 20. CMSMS Licence• GNU GPL v.2. • Free software
  21. 21. CMSMS Licence• GNU GPL v.2. • Free software • Free to use, copy, distribute, modify, ...
  22. 22. GNU GPL ?
  23. 23. GNU GPL ?• GNU GPL is an Open Source License
  24. 24. GNU GPL ?• GNU GPL is an Open Source License• It has been made by the FSF (Free Software Foundation)
  25. 25. GNU GPL ?• GNU GPL is an Open Source License• It has been made by the FSF (Free Software Foundation)• http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html
  26. 26. OpenSource ? Free Software ?
  27. 27. OpenSource ? Free Software ?• “Open source is a development methodology; free software is a social movement.” (FSF)
  28. 28. OpenSource ? Free Software ?• “Open source is a development methodology; free software is a social movement.” (FSF)• “Think of free speech, not free beer.” (FSF)
  29. 29. OpenSource ? Free Software ?• “Open source is a development methodology; free software is a social movement.” (FSF)• “Think of free speech, not free beer.” (FSF)
  30. 30. OpenSource ? Free Software ?• “Open source is a development methodology; free software is a social movement.” (FSF)• “Think of free speech, not free beer.” (FSF)
  31. 31. Free Software
  32. 32. Free Software• Lot of confustion about Free Software
  33. 33. Free Software• Lot of confustion about Free Software• In french, it is called “Logiciel libre” and not “Logiciel gratuit” (gratis software)
  34. 34. Free Software• Lot of confustion about Free Software• In french, it is called “Logiciel libre” and not “Logiciel gratuit” (gratis software)• Example of the beer: It is more about having a free beer recipe than to have a free glass of beer.
  35. 35. Free Software• Lot of confustion about Free Software• In french, it is called “Logiciel libre” and not “Logiciel gratuit” (gratis software)• Example of the beer: It is more about having a free beer recipe than to have a free glass of beer. • There is an open source recipe of the beer: http://freebeer.org/blog/recipe/
  36. 36. Free Software• Lot of confustion about Free Software• In french, it is called “Logiciel libre” and not “Logiciel gratuit” (gratis software)• Example of the beer: It is more about having a free beer recipe than to have a free glass of beer. • There is an open source recipe of the beer: http://freebeer.org/blog/recipe/ • In UK, there is a geekish proverb:
  37. 37. Free Software• Lot of confustion about Free Software• In french, it is called “Logiciel libre” and not “Logiciel gratuit” (gratis software)• Example of the beer: It is more about having a free beer recipe than to have a free glass of beer. • There is an open source recipe of the beer: http://freebeer.org/blog/recipe/ • In UK, there is a geekish proverb: • cd /pub
  38. 38. Free Software• Lot of confustion about Free Software• In french, it is called “Logiciel libre” and not “Logiciel gratuit” (gratis software)• Example of the beer: It is more about having a free beer recipe than to have a free glass of beer. • There is an open source recipe of the beer: http://freebeer.org/blog/recipe/ • In UK, there is a geekish proverb: • cd /pub • more beer
  39. 39. Why Free Software is good ?
  40. 40. Why Free Software is good ?• It’s free
  41. 41. Why Free Software is good ?• It’s free• It’s open source
  42. 42. Why Free Software is good ?• It’s free• It’s open source• Every body can contribute: Many hands = many features
  43. 43. Why Free Software is good ?• It’s free• It’s open source• Every body can contribute: Many hands = many features• We can control the code quality
  44. 44. Why Free Software is good ?• It’s free• It’s open source• Every body can contribute: Many hands = many features• We can control the code quality• There is no hidden license fees
  45. 45. Why Free Software is good ?• It’s free• It’s open source• Every body can contribute: Many hands = many features• We can control the code quality• There is no hidden license fees• It reduces the development cost
  46. 46. Why Free Software is good ?• It’s free• It’s open source• Every body can contribute: Many hands = many features• We can control the code quality• There is no hidden license fees• It reduces the development cost• ...
  47. 47. OpenSource & Business Model “How to get bucks...”
  48. 48. OpenSource & Business Model “How to get bucks...”• Free software do not means free service
  49. 49. OpenSource & Business Model “How to get bucks...”• Free software do not means free service• Service quality is the key
  50. 50. OpenSource & Business Model “How to get bucks...”• Free software do not means free service• Service quality is the key• You can have additional services:
  51. 51. OpenSource & Business Model “How to get bucks...”• Free software do not means free service• Service quality is the key• You can have additional services: • Consultancy
  52. 52. OpenSource & Business Model “How to get bucks...”• Free software do not means free service• Service quality is the key• You can have additional services: • Consultancy • Customization
  53. 53. OpenSource & Business Model “How to get bucks...”• Free software do not means free service• Service quality is the key• You can have additional services: • Consultancy • Customization • Development
  54. 54. OpenSource & Business Model “How to get bucks...”• Free software do not means free service• Service quality is the key• You can have additional services: • Consultancy • Customization • Development • Hosting
  55. 55. OpenSource & Business Model “How to get bucks...”• Free software do not means free service• Service quality is the key• You can have additional services: • Consultancy • Customization • Development • Hosting • Training
  56. 56. OpenSource & Business Model “How to get bucks...”• Free software do not means free service• Service quality is the key• You can have additional services: • Consultancy • Customization • Development • Hosting • Training • Support
  57. 57. OpenSource & Business Model “How to get bucks...”• Free software do not means free service• Service quality is the key• You can have additional services: • Consultancy • Customization • Development • Hosting • Training • Support • Third party products
  58. 58. OpenSource & Business Model “How to get bucks...”• Free software do not means free service• Service quality is the key• You can have additional services: • Consultancy • Customization • Development • Hosting • Training • Support • Third party products • ...
  59. 59. OpenSource & Business Model “How to get bucks...”• Free software do not means free service• Service quality is the key• You can have additional services: • Consultancy • Customization • Development • Hosting • Training • Support • Third party products • ...• You can even have a smaller salesforce
  60. 60. OpenSource & Business Model “How to get bucks...”• Free software do not means free service• Service quality is the key• You can have additional services: • Consultancy • Customization • Development • Hosting • Training • Support • Third party products • ...• You can even have a smaller salesforce• Makes your customers free and happy and they will stay with you !
  61. 61. OpenSource & Business Model “How to get bucks...”• Free software do not means free service• Service quality is the key• You can have additional services: • Consultancy • Customization • Development • Hosting • Training • Support • Third party products • ...• You can even have a smaller salesforce• Makes your customers free and happy and they will stay with you !• They will even make your own advertising themselves !
  62. 62. After your Business Model
  63. 63. After your Business Model• There is one main requirement to make your Business Model over Open Source softwares
  64. 64. After your Business Model• There is one main requirement to make your Business Model over Open Source softwares • Taking care of the community
  65. 65. After your Business Model• There is one main requirement to make your Business Model over Open Source softwares • Taking care of the community • Get involved in the projects
  66. 66. After your Business Model• There is one main requirement to make your Business Model over Open Source softwares • Taking care of the community • Get involved in the projects • Spread the world (as I said, your customers will do it for you if they are happy)
  67. 67. After your Business Model• There is one main requirement to make your Business Model over Open Source softwares • Taking care of the community • Get involved in the projects • Spread the world (as I said, your customers will do it for you if they are happy) • Support the community in any way you can
  68. 68. Q&A
  69. 69. References• http://www.cmsmadesimple.org/• http://sebastien-arbogast.com/tag/opensource/• http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html• http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Open_source_software#Open_source_software_vs._free_software

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