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The Ecology of Free Software and Open Source

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Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) is a complex ecosystem made up of businesses, communities, individuals, markets, legislation and more. This compact presentation outlines the major forces in the ecosystem, along with the behaviours and needs of the key actors. Attendees can expect to come away with a practical, high-level model of FLOSS that they can use to get the most from their use of FLOSS and their participation in the FLOSS world.

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The Ecology of Free Software and Open Source

  1. 1. ANECOLOGYOFFREE SOFTWAREANDOPEN SOURCE H A PFSOSS 2012, SENECA COLLEGE, OCTOBER 26ZAK GREANT, CATALYST AT MAGNOLIA INTLZAK.GREANT@MAGNOLIA-CMS.COM A L
  2. 2. DISCLAIMERSI AM NOT A LAWYER (OR SCIENTIST) THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE
  3. 3. WHO ARE YOU? DEVELOPERS? • ENTREPRENEURS? • JOURNALISTS? •HACKERS? • RESEARCHERS? • STUDENTS? • TEACHERS? • WRITERS? • OTHER?
  4. 4. WHO AM I? 8TH LEVEL BARD / 4TH LEVEL MAGIC USERELECTRONIC FRONTIER • FLOSS • COMMUNITIES ADVOCACY • MANAGEMENT • STRATEGY STARTUPS • NON-PROFITS • PROJECTS
  5. 5. PRESENTATION GOALS SIMPLE, USEFUL MODELS OF KEY FLOSS DYNAMICS THAT SCALE WELL STIMULATE LATERAL THINKING
  6. 6. ECOLOGYTHE STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIPS ORGANISMS HAVE WITH EACH OTHER AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT.
  7. 7. WHY ECOLOGY?HOLISTIC, SCALABLE MODELS COMPLEX SYSTEMS OBSERVATION & TESTING ANIMAL DRIVES & NEEDS
  8. 8. IT’S ONLY A MODEL
  9. 9. FLOSS ECOSYSTEMS
  10. 10. KRILL ASALMON FOOD CHAINBEAR
  11. 11. ALTRUISM FREEDOM ETHICAL ETHICAL COMPENSATION MATERIAL MATERIAL INDIVIDUAL BELONGING DUTY ESTEEM SOCIAL RECIPROCITYORGANIZATIONAL TEAM NEEDS ENJOYMENT MEANING PERSONAL AUTONOMY COLLABORATION CONTROL FEEDBACK MASTERY SIMPLE FLOSS ECOLOGY COMPETITIVE REPUTATION PROFESSIONAL VISIBILITY
  12. 12. FLOSS LICENSING
  13. 13. OVERVIEW MONOPOLY RIGHTS LEGAL OR DE FACTOEXCLUSIVE OR LIMITED SOCIAL STRUCTURES LEGAL SYSTEMSDUTY, LOYALTY, SHAME
  14. 14. MONOPOLY RIGHTS LEGAL, TIME-LIMITED MONOPOLIES COPYRIGHT • PATENT • TRADEMARK
  15. 15. COPYRIGHT THE RIGHT TO DISTRIBUTE COPIES OF AN EXPRESSION OF AN IDEA(OR COPIES BASED ON A COPYRIGHTED EXPRESSION)
  16. 16. TRADEMARKTHE RIGHT TO USE AN IDENTITY
  17. 17. PATENTSTHE RIGHT TO IMPLEMENT AN IDEA
  18. 18. EXCEPTIONSFAIR USE / FAIR DEALINGS / EXCEPTIONS
  19. 19. LICENSE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON USE BASED MONOPOLY RIGHTSONE WORK CAN HAVE MANY LICENSES
  20. 20. EULA / PROPRIETARY CAN’T COPY OR MODIFY EXCEPT FAIR USE
  21. 21. FLOSS LICENSES PERMISSIVE • COPYLEFT
  22. 22. PERMISSIVEDO WHAT YOU WANTWITHOUT WARRANTY AS LONG AS YOU KEEP ALL NOTICES
  23. 23. COPYLEFTLIKE PERMISSIVE BUT SHARE-ALIKE
  24. 24. COMBINING LICENSES
  25. 25. PERMISSIVE +PERMISSIVE =PERMISSIVE WHOLE
  26. 26. PERMISSIVE +PROPRIETARY =PROPRIETARY WHOLE
  27. 27. ANYTHING + COPYRIGHT =ONLY FAIR USE
  28. 28. COPYLEFT +PERMISSIVE = COPYLEFT WHOLE
  29. 29. COPYLEFT + NON-COPYLEFT(OR AN INCOMPATIBLE COPYLEFT LICENSE) = ONLY FAIR USE
  30. 30. PROPRIETARY RE-LICENSING ONE CODE BASELICENSED UNDER MULTIPLE LICENSES TYPICALLY FREE COPYLEFT FOR-PAY PROPRIETARY(WHICH MAY HAVE EXTRA FEATURES)
  31. 31. THANK YOU! QUESTIONS?
  32. 32. CREDITSKRILL PHOTO BY THE US NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATIONHTTP://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/FILE:KRILL_SWARM.JPG / PUBLIC DOMAINSALMON PHOTO BY DAN BENNET / FLICKR.COM/SOGGYDAN / FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/SOGGYDAN/4041046565LICENSE: CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION 2.0BEAR PHOTO BY HARALD DEISCHINGER / FLICKR.COM/DEISCHI / FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/DEISCHI/7745676990LICENSE: CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION 2.0SPAWNING SALMON PHOTO BY THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICEHTTP://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/FILE:BECHAROF_WILDERNESS_SALMON.JPG / PUBLIC DOMAIN

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