Building A Strong Open Source Ecosystem - Lessons From Around The World

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Published on November 20, 2008

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Building A Strong Open Source Ecosystem - Lessons From Around The World. MyGOSSCON 2008. Ms. Pia Waugh
President,
Software Freedom International

FOSS: Building a strong ecosystem 5th November 2008 Pia Waugh Consultant – Waugh Partners Founding Member – OLPC Friends President – Software Freedom International pia@waughpartners.com.au

FOSS?

FOSS? Software?

FOSS? Software? Development methodology?

FOSS? Software? Development methodology? Industry?

FOSS? Software? Development methodology? Industry? Community?

FOSS? Software? Development methodology? Industry? Community? Open Standards?

FOSS Software Development methodology Industry Community Open Standards And, and, and....

FOSS is an ecosystem of people

The Idea

The Idea goes public

People can see the Idea

Get the Idea

And contribute to the Idea

So the Idea can evolve

Community distributions

Commercial distributions

Local User Groups

FOSS is an ecosystem of people... ● Projects ● Community distributions ● Commercial distributions ● Local User Groups ● Industry ● Users and innovators ● Advocates

... who do stuff ● Software development ● Support ● Documentation ● Implementation ● Demos and talks ● User meetings ● Outreach events

Many do it for fun

Many do it for work

Many do it to improve the world

Communities are driven by ● Individuals ● Technical needs ● Vision ● Grassroot efforts

The roles of Government ?

Government: Using FOSS ● Industry develops through market needs

Government: Using FOSS ● Industry develops through market needs ● Community responds to user needs

Government: Using FOSS ● Industry develops through market needs ● Community responds to user needs ● Skills development

Government: Using FOSS ● Industry develops through market needs ● Community responds to user needs ● Skills development ● Best practices

Government: Using FOSS ● Industry develops through market needs ● Community responds to user needs ● Skills development ● Best practices ● Reduction of FOSS procurement blockages

Government: Using FOSS ● Industry develops through market needs ● Community responds to user needs ● Skills development ● Best practices ● Reduction of FOSS procurement blockages ● Benefits of FOSS systems & industry

Government: Using FOSS ● Industry develops through market needs ● Community responds to user needs ● Skills development ● Best practices ● Reduction of FOSS procurement blockages ● Benefits of FOSS systems & industry ● Ask your vendors about FOSS

Ensure there is a need Cost savings – Migration or consolidation Sustainability – National Archives of Australia Flexibility & Collaboration – eGovernment Trusted Systems – eVoting – Diebold, ACT vs Victoria

Government: Developing FOSS ● Innovate with existing tools

Government: Developing FOSS ● Innovate with existing tools ● Use FOSS collaboration methods and tools

Government: Developing FOSS ● Innovate with existing tools ● Use FOSS collaboration methods and tools ● Encourage contribution to projects where appropriate – bugs reports, code, docs

Government: Developing FOSS ● Innovate with existing tools ● Use FOSS collaboration methods and tools ● Encourage contribution to projects where appropriate – bugs reports, code, docs ● Whitebranding easy Government adoption

Government: Supporting Communities ● Communities are bottom up, not top down

Government: Supporting Communities ● Communities are bottom up, not top down ● Support enthusiasm within departments

Government: Supporting Communities ● Communities are bottom up, not top down ● Support enthusiasm within departments ● Encourage participation in FOSS communities

Government: Supporting Communities ● Communities are bottom up, not top down ● Support enthusiasm within departments ● Encourage participation in FOSS communities ● Give staff time to learn and develop

Government: Supporting Communities ● Communities are bottom up, not top down ● Support enthusiasm within departments ● Encourage participation in FOSS communities ● Give staff time to learn and develop ● Support user groups – venue, pizza, hardware

Government: Supporting Communities ● Communities are bottom up, not top down ● Support enthusiasm within departments ● Encourage participation in FOSS communities ● Give staff time to learn and develop ● Support user groups – venue, pizza, hardware ● Run/support events – hackfests, competitions

FOSS in Australia ✔ Private – strong user community ✔ Education – growing rapidly ✔ The Open Source Industry – highly skilled globally successful and local development ✔ The Open Source community – large and skilled community, project leaders several local development labs ✔ Government – great case studies, lacking cohesive leadership and strategy

FOSS in the Australian Government ➢ Over 60% of agencies using FOSS ➢ Leadership from flagship agencies ➢ NAA – archival of Government data ➢ NSW Judicial Commission – core biz apps ➢ AGIMO – Government collaboration – GovDex ➢ NSW DET – FOSS in education ➢ Agencies participating in the community ➢ Increase in pilots and trials “Open Source is the future” - Patrick Callioni, Division Manager, AGIMO

World experiences

World experiences

World experiences

World experiences

World experiences ● Sustainability Education Local industry ● Security ● ● ● Avoiding vendor Learning Flexibility ● Control ● ● lock-in Localisation Cost savings ● Scalability ● ● ● Control over Community Gov investment ● Autonomous ● ● Data IT industry ● Skills devel ● ● Self-determination bootstrapping

Thank you & Questions Useful links Linux Australia - http://linux.org.au/ Open Source Industry Australia - http://osia.net.au/ Australian Service for Knowledge of Open Source - http://ask-oss.mq.edu.au Australian Government collaboration portal - http://www.govdex.gov.au/ Australian FOSS Census - http://census.waughpartners.com.au/ Pia Waugh pia@waughpartners.com.au Waugh Partners http://waughpartners.com.au All images are either OpenOffice clipart or Public Domain from Wikicommons

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