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How many of your enterprises make use of established open source products within your enterprise?. Linux, Apache, Mysql, PHP, PERL, Sendmail, …. Open Source – Are You Engaged?. There is “still an insufficient perception of the value of Open Source to the Customer” -- Bruce Perens.

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Open source are you engaged

  • Linux, Apache, Mysql, PHP, PERL, Sendmail, …

Open Source – Are You Engaged?

There is “still an insufficient perception of the value of Open Source to the Customer”

-- Bruce Perens

  • How many of your enterprises have incorporated open source code into your systems? (internal, embedded, product)

  • How many of your enterprises have engaged the open source community in the development of your software systems?

  • How many of your enterprises consider themselves “members” of the open source community?


Open source engagements
Open Source Engagements source products within your enterprise?

  • Procurement, implementation, integration and deployment of existing Open Source products

  • Participation in existing Open Source projects with subsequent use within the Enterprise

  • Starting and managing an Open Source project with or without initial IP contribution

  • Starting and managing an Enterprise project using Open Source processes internally


Open group challenge business issues
Open Group Challenge – source products within your enterprise?Business Issues

  • Critical Business Issues

    • IPR

      • Software Patents, Licensing, TCPA & MDCA implications

    • Confidence

      • Mission Critical Open Source?

    • Integration

      • Interfaces, Standards, Skills

    • Support

      • External vs Internal, Skills, etc.

    • Business case

      • TCO, Risk, etc.


Open group challenge foundations
Open Group Challenge – source products within your enterprise?Foundations

  • What can The Open Group do to facilitate addressing these issues?

    • What can / should be standardized?

    • How could / should one ensure that Open Source apps conform to standards?

      • What is claimed? What does it mean?

    • How could / should one certify Open Source?

      • Applications? Infrastructure?

    • What role could / should The Open Group play in homesteading?

    • How does The Open Group build strong relationships with the Open Source community?


Open group challenge possible activities
Open Group Challenge – source products within your enterprise?Possible Activities

  • What Open Source Projects might be initiated within The Open Group

    • How can Boundaryless Information Flow be enabled by Open Source?

    • How can we define useful ‘lumps of functionality’ (TOGAF Building Blocks?) in the application and infrastructure arenas?

    • Might we establish guidelines for engaging Open Source within the Enterprise?

    • What might be some potential Open Source opportunities of interest to Open Group members?


Ideas from cannes replay
Ideas from Cannes (replay) source products within your enterprise?

Value chain

The quick brown fox

  • Open Source BBs insideTOGAF

  • IOP-Fests for open source projects

  • Projects demonstratingopen source in customer projects

Architecture

Secure email demo

The quick brown fox

Tested, works

Open Source ready for consumption

  • Define & operate infrastructurefor communities to agree, publish and license open source BBs(“product” feel, but open core)

Compatibility map

Spec, version

License

Groups share how to do OSBBs

  • Forum in which open source projects (esp. “captive” ones) can share experiences, record best practices for re-use, get guidance on legal issues

Open Source

Open Source

Open Source

Open Source

Open Source

Developerscontinueas is

Cannes

Burlingame

Today

Tomorrow

Act!


Objectives for this afternoon
Objectives for this afternoon source products within your enterprise?

  • Broaden the engagement among members

    • Cannes focus was informative and exploratory

    • Burlingame focus is on opportunities and next steps

  • Identify candidate opportunities

    • Identify opportunities of interest to members

      • Possibly from within Technical Forums

    • Agree on a few candidate work projects

    • Solicit volunteers for engagement

    • Initiate planning for project success

Cannes

Burlingame

Today

Tomorrow

Act!


Open source in the enterprise today
Open Source in the Enterprise, Today source products within your enterprise?

  • Technology Perspective

    • Good penetration in opportunistic areas

    • Proponents are technical experts, heated engagement demonstrates their commitment to progress

  • Business Perspective

    • Few use Open Source strategically in mainstream IT

    • Proponents are seldom business experts, they tend to adhere to an “underground” mindset

    • Opponents are concerned and skeptical,they need to be convinced of new approach viability

  • Balance Point

    • Very conservative, even when positive business case can be made

Cannes

Burlingame

Today

Tomorrow

Act!


Open source in the enterprise tomorrow
Open Source in the Enterprise, Tomorrow? source products within your enterprise?

  • Technology Perspective

    • Open Source process excels within the Enterprise

      • Shares knowledge among organizations

      • Leverages technical resources and skills across organizations

    • Open Source extends the Enterprise

      • Engages knowledge and skills beyond the Enterprise

      • Keeps innovation alive through the “Commons”

  • Business Perspective

    • New cross-Enterprise business patterns drive the “Commons”

      • System infrastructure

      • Application infrastructure

    • Commoditization

      • Proprietary value focused on new inventions

      • Commonly developed solutions to common problems

  • Balance Point

    • As aggressive as necessary

    • Open Source is the strategic core of infrastructure

Cannes

Burlingame

Today

Tomorrow

Act!


Today s agenda
Today’s agenda source products within your enterprise?

  • Part 1 – Strategic use of Open Source

    • Open Source in Enterprise IT – experiences

    • Identify opportunities

      • Develop a rational way to make Open Source part of the Enterprise Architecture (add to TOGAF?)

      • Technical Forum opportunities

  • Part 2 – Best practices

    • Identify issues and best practices,

    • Develop a compendium of best practices

  • Part 3 – Report and attract

    • Use the BoF to expand participation

  • Goal 1: Collect critical factors regarding Open Source within The Open Group membership

  • Goal 2: Identify at least 2 work areas with sufficient interest to start work

Cannes

Burlingame

Today

Tomorrow

Act!


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