Open Source Software in Business

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Published on July 6, 2009

Author: guest422363

Source: slideshare.net

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This is the slide deck for a presentation I gave while a student at the University of Houston Downtown, probably some time in 2007. I tried to explain to my classmates the advantages of open source software in business. I just came across this file on an old thumb drive and figured I should upload it somewhere so it hopefully hangs around forever. will.willis@gmail.com

Hello

Will Willis

I'm a computer

I'm a computer Programmer

Using Open Source Software in Business.

What is Open Source?

Open Source is:

Open Source is: Principles & Values

Open Source is: Principles & Values • acknowledge history of learning • use what's out there • contribute back to the community

Open Source is: Principles & Values • acknowledge history of learning • use what's out there • contribute back to the community

Open Source is: Principles & Values • acknowledge history of learning • use what's out there • contribute back to the community

In Business

Open Source

Open Source Software

Open Source + Software =

Open Source + Software = ?

Free Software?

it Depends

Free as in BEER

Beer

Free as in SPECH

Speech

Open Source Software

Thank You! Questions?

Thank You! Questions? OK, moving on...

Open Source Software

Open Source Software ● source code available to everyone ● use, change, redistribute the software ● community-driven / community-serving ● passion & philosophy

Open Source Software ● source code available to everyone ● use, change, redistribute the software ● community-driven / community-serving ● passion & philosophy

Open Source Software ● source code available to everyone ● use, change, redistribute the software ● community-driven / community-serving ● passion & philosophy

Open Source Software ● source code available to everyone ● use, change, redistribute the software ● community-driven / community-serving ● passion & philosophy

Why is Open Source Software good for Business?

TCO

Total Cost of Ownership

TCO != Price Buy Software = Price Support Software = Add. Cost

Most OSS

Most non-OSS

we got Skilz

What about Value?

Crap Software $500 TCO = $500 Value = $0

Great Software $500 TCO = $500 Value = Millions

Software = Car

Source Code Looking under the hood

Proprietary software the hood is welded shut

Using Open Source Software in Business.

The Case for OSS in Businesses ● peer-reviewed ● more reliable than closed ● community-driven & community-serving ● passion & philosophy

Show me the money

Digital Creations & Zope

“Give Away the Recipe, Open A Restaurant”

Accessorizing

“I know I saved $80,000 right away by going to open source, and each time something like (Windows) XP comes along, I save even more money because I don't have to buy new equipment to run the software.” CEO Sterling Ball

“The myth has been built so big that you can't survive without Microsoft.”CEO Sterling Ball

The End Will Willis

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