Samsung and the Path to Open Source Leadership

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Published on May 6, 2014

Author: ibrahimhaddad

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Over a decade ago, Samsung started using embedded Linux and incorporating open source software in a very small number of products. Fast forward 10 years: Samsung using Linux and open source code in a wide range of products (TVs, Cameras, Smartphones, Printers, Home Appliances, etc.). Samsung established the Open Source Office in HQ and created the Open Source Group in Silicon Valley. All of these are solid steps Samsung is taking to widen its footprint in the open source ecosystem and to ensure strong presence in open source projects that are critical to the success of their products. This talk provides a historical perspective about Samsung and open source, and discusses the importance of open source to Samsung.

SamsungandthePathtoOpenSource Leadership! Ibrahim  Haddad,  Ph.D.   Open  Source  Innova8on  Group   Samsung  Research  America  –  Silicon  Valley   @IbrahimAtLinux  

A  Historical  Perspec/ve  

Gettingataste ofOpenSource (EmbeddedLinux)! 2002 2005 2008 2013 2014 ```  

2002 Samsung  vs.  Other  Players     [same  8me  period]   04/2001! CarrierGrade ! LinuxSystems

2002 2005 2008 2013 2014 Increased Adoption! •  Primary  Advantages:   –  Development  Environment     –  Common  PlaLorm    

2002 2005 2008 2013 2014 Proliferation! •  Increased  importance  of  OSS     •  Large  scale  adop8on:  More   products  shipped  with  OSS    

2002 2005 2008 2013 2014 Increased Contributions!

Increased  Contribu8ons  (Linux  Kernel)   April  2007  à  Jan  2012   Source:   The  Linux  Founda8on     Kernel  Development   Sta/s/cs:  2.6.3  -­‐>  3.2     Overall  Rank  #27  

Increased  Contribu8ons  (Linux  Kernel)   Source:  The  Linux  Founda8on  (Kernel  Report  2013)   Source:     LWN.NET     March  2014  

2002 2005 2008 2013 2014 Creationofthe! OpenSourceGroup!

The  Open  Source  Group   •  A  dedicated  Open  Source  organiza8on  across  Samsung   Electronics  whose  goals  are  to:   –  Build  &  grow  open  source  talent  within  Samsung  in  specific  tech  areas   –  Drive  contribu8ons  upstream  via  a  dedicated  team   –  Build  a  strong  open  source  and  contributor  image  via  contribu8ons   –  Manage  rela8onships  with  open  source  organiza8ons   –  Help  product  teams  in  specific  exper8se  area     Twiber:    @SamsungOSG     SlideShare:    Slideshare.net/SamsungOSG  

On  a  path,  with  a  mission!    

Practice !+ !Desire!

Following  a  Natural  Path   Consumer! Contributor! Leader! (Desired Goal)! Motivation! ActiveParticipation (Practice)! ContinuousStreamofContributions(Persistence)!

Open  Source  Leadership,  Why?  

1.  Product  Dependency  on  Open  Source  Technologies  

2.  Faster  Path  to  Innova=on     Open  source  soeware  raises  everyone’s  game!     Commodi8zing  and  freely  sharing  lower-­‐level  undifferen8ated  components  of  the  stack  is  a   beber  way  of  building  products.    When  you  do  this  you  will  force  the  business  to  differen8ate  at   higher  levels  of  the  stack  in  more  innova8ve  ways  (including  new  business  models).      

3.  Open  Source  is  Ea=ng  the  So@ware  World   “If you are going to master software you must master open source. It is hard to build something without open source code.” Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit Keynote 2013

4.  Towards  a  So@ware  Driven  Company   More  emphasis  on  soeware  innova8on.  

Challenges   “No  one  said  it’s  gonna  be  easy”  

Challenges     •  Culture   •  Educa8on     •  Infrastructure     •  Honorary  men4on:  Open  source  compliance  (industrial  scale)  

Learned  Open  Source  Success  Factors  

#5      Understand  Contribu8on  Rules     Each  open  source  community  is  different.  

#4    Understand  Community  Mo8vators   Successful  communi8es  are  powered  by  mo8vated  people.  

#3    Avoid  Custom  Licenses   Gaining  contributors/momentum  requires  low  barriers  to  entry.  

#2    Communi8es  Need  Nurturing   Pos8ng  code  to  public  sites  is  not  collabora8on.  Community  par8cipa8on  is  a   cycle.  

#1    Be  Humble,  But  Bold   Community  leadership  is  earned,  not  granted.     Humble   Bold  

What  to  expect  from  us  w.r.t.  Open  Source?  

Thank you to all the open sourcedevelopers-not just for the source codebut also for inventing a better way tocreate software.! OpenCollaborationChangesEverything!

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