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Why Open Source Software Matters

Exploring the philosophies behind and reasons to use Open Source Software, without beating it into the audience!

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Why Open Source Software Matters

  1. 1. <ul>Open Source Software </ul><ul>What's the Point? Jim Peterson, Technology Coordinator Goodnight Memorial Library Franklin, KY </ul>
  2. 2. <ul>20 Years of Linux & Open Source! </ul>
  3. 3. <ul>Open Source Software – Not Just Linux! </ul>
  4. 5. <ul>Matter! </ul><ul>It </ul><ul>Why </ul><ul><li>Most open source software is free
  5. 6. No vendor lock-in
  6. 7. Fewer expensive hardware purchases
  7. 8. Few viruses & malware
  8. 9. Global, open standards, not Microsoft standards!
  9. 10. Windows software you 'gotta have?' Dual-boot, use WINE or go virtual easily!
  10. 11. If you are a taxpayer, you should demand your government entity use open source software! </li></ul><ul>should </ul>
  11. 12. <ul>(Very) Quick Cost Comparison </ul><ul><li>Proprietary example = $100K license fee + 20% Maintenance = $120K, and $20K/year after that
  12. 13. Open source example = no license fee + 20K Maintenance = $20K, and $20K/year after that
  13. 14. Over 3 years, proprietary = $160K, Open Source = $60K, almost 3 times cheaper! </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul>Stairway to Nowhere – Rhyolite, NV </ul><ul>Proprietary software is old, restrictive, dictatorial, and fading away..... </ul>
  15. 16. <ul>...while open source is driving the future! </ul>
  16. 17. <ul>Jim's Info </ul><ul>Technology Coordinator Goodnight Memorial Library 203 S Main St. Franklin, KY 42134 www.gmpl.org On Twitter: @GMLGeek Jim's Blog: http://jimmythegeek.livejournal.com </ul>