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  1. 1. Open Source Implementation Today and Beyond Sam Higgins Research Director 8 March 2007
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>The Open Source journey </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source today </li></ul><ul><li>Changing face of the Open Source market </li></ul><ul><li>Australian trends in Open Source adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Considerations and implications for implementation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Open Source has a long history
  4. 4. Open Source as we know it today <ul><li>The term Open Source… </li></ul><ul><li>“… is applied to the source code for a given software product that is made available to the general public with relaxed (or non-existent) intellectual property restrictions. This allows members of the community to create user-generated software content through either incremental individual effort, or co-ordinated open collaboration” </li></ul><ul><li>But where are Open Source approaches being applied? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Open Source is everywhere Applications Information Business Infrastructure Connectivity <ul><li>Business Process Management - jBPM and Intalio BPMS, Project Agila </li></ul><ul><li>Document / Records Management - xinco DMS </li></ul><ul><li>Content Management - Joomla, Word Press Mambo, MySource Matrix, Plone </li></ul><ul><li>Search - Lucerne, UIMA, Beagle </li></ul><ul><li>Browsers - Firefox, Opera, Mozilla </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop - OpenOffice, Open Workbench, GIMP </li></ul><ul><li>Email and messaging - Jabber, Ekiga, Evolution, Thunderbird </li></ul><ul><li>Business - SugarCRM, TinyERP, Compiere, OsCommerce </li></ul><ul><li>Development Platforms - Java, PHP, Eclipse, Perl </li></ul><ul><li>Web and application servers - Apache, JBoss, Tomcat, Zope </li></ul><ul><li>Databases - MySQL, PostgreSQL, Ingres </li></ul><ul><li>Operating Systems – Linux, TinyOS, OpenSolaris </li></ul><ul><li>Voice - Asterisk </li></ul><ul><li>Network Management - OpenNMS, Nagios </li></ul><ul><li>Directories - OpenLDAP, OpenDS </li></ul>
  6. 6. Changing face of the Open Source market <ul><li>Divesting as a means to invest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM leading the “donation” race </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sun frees (most of) Java itself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CA spin off of Ingres Corporation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consolidation as a mechanism to compete </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RedHat and JBoss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linux Foundation from Open Source Development Labs and the Free Standards Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Novell and Microsoft Agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oracle offering support for Red Hat </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Imitation drives more innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tiny ERP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SugarCRM </li></ul></ul>Harvard estimates $2.6 Billion invested by Vendors and VCs in OSS since ‘ 95 Source: Harvard Business School (http://www.hbs.edu/research/pdf/07-028.pdf)
  7. 7. What are organisations using today? <ul><li>Economic motivations are common </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SMB it is reduced cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public sector it is good fiscal outcomes for tax payers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Usage remains predominantly technical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data centre focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual development projects </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What are organisations using today?
  9. 9. Where do they turn for support?
  10. 10. Considerations for implementation <ul><li>Open Source often lacks the “vendor” role to create a solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organisations download buy Open Source in parts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60% of firms make no active contributions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many have not specialist skills in integration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yet 70% of CIO buyers want “solutions” </li></ul><ul><li>So, look for solution stacks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP/Perl (LAMP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring Framework, Axis, Struts and Hibernate (SASH) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unisys OASIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenGear </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But keep in mind… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration can reduce flexibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local support remains the overall challenge </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Summing Up <ul><li>Open source is not new and will not go away </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is now a serious commercial proposition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Australia has and is a key player in Open Source </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MySQL was based on the local mSQL effort </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active open source usage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More business level applications are emerging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness is lacking in regards to these solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Divesting, Consolidation and Commoditisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice remains a key motivator for many open source efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focus your implementation on known solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Looks for “stacks” offered with local support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to give back to the community! </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Thank you <ul><li>Head Office </li></ul><ul><li>Level 30, AMP Place </li></ul><ul><li>10 Eagle Street </li></ul><ul><li>Brisbane QLD 4000 </li></ul><ul><li>Research Centre </li></ul><ul><li>7/269 Abbotsford Road </li></ul><ul><li>Bowen Hills QLD 4006 </li></ul><ul><li>p: +61 7 3868 4796 </li></ul><ul><li>f: +61 7 3303 8445 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Carr </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Director </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>+61 408 344 405 </li></ul><ul><li>Kristine Carr </li></ul><ul><li>Communications Director </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>+61 405 515 469 </li></ul><ul><li>Sam Higgins </li></ul><ul><li>Research Director </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>+61 412 621 014 </li></ul>

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