Free Software Producer Culture & Commercial Perspectives Anoop John www.zyxware.com Consultation on  “ Future Directions o...
A Producer Culture <ul><li>The four freedoms
Philosophical buy-in is a pre-requisite
Production and distribution are key aspects
Community of Producers
Creation does not necessarily mean coding
Contribution is not aligned with opportunities to make super normal profits </li><ul><li>Tend to promote SMEs  </li></ul><...
Free Software in Industry <ul><li>Context and requirements for a viable Free Software market </li><ul><li>Free Software De...
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  1. 1. Free Software Producer Culture & Commercial Perspectives Anoop John www.zyxware.com Consultation on “ Future Directions of Free Software in Kerala” Organized by ICFOSS 9 th August 2011
  2. 2. A Producer Culture <ul><li>The four freedoms
  3. 3. Philosophical buy-in is a pre-requisite
  4. 4. Production and distribution are key aspects
  5. 5. Community of Producers
  6. 6. Creation does not necessarily mean coding
  7. 7. Contribution is not aligned with opportunities to make super normal profits </li><ul><li>Tend to promote SMEs </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Free Software in Industry <ul><li>Context and requirements for a viable Free Software market </li><ul><li>Free Software Developers who contribute
  9. 9. Organizations which work on and contribute to Free Software
  10. 10. Free Software opportunities for such SMEs(?) </li></ul><li>Infinite loop situation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Gaps in the System - Perspectives <ul><li>Approach – active vs passive?
  12. 12. Creating consumers and producers ?
  13. 13. Spreading the awareness about value of contributing
  14. 14. Promoting sharing </li></ul>
  15. 15. Gaps in the System - Practicals <ul><li>Access to small and medium projects to SMEs
  16. 16. Open up software developed by the government (concerns – solutions)
  17. 17. Tech consultancy & Management oversight on larger projects and access via an agency like ICFOSS, SPACE, SMC
  18. 18. Knowledge repository for agencies on solutions and consultancy
  19. 19. Advocacy to organizations </li></ul>
  20. 20. Our FOSS profile <ul><li>Promote & Organize FOSS events </li><ul><li>Freedom Walk
  21. 21. Freedom Toaster
  22. 22. Install Fests
  23. 23. Seminars and Trainings
  24. 24. SMC Camps
  25. 25. Developer Camps </li></ul><li>Active participant in FSUG Trivandrum
  26. 26. Free Software Evangelism </li></ul>
  27. 27. Our FOSS profile <ul><li>Contribute in all areas we work on </li><ul><li>Drupal.org – top 100 module, over 20000 sites use our modules and themes
  28. 28. GPHPEdit.org – Contribute to the editor we work with
  29. 29. RithuOS.org – Compilation of packages and custom distro, catering to Engg & Technology students
  30. 30. Contribute laterally to local community needs – eg: Sales Tax submission , GoK Legislative Assembly
  31. 31. Troubleshoot, document and publish hardware support issues </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Thank You

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