As a social media strategy firm, Social Signal told its clients to be open and transparent, and to make information as free as possible. But when they realized they weren't following that advice with their own IP, they launched on an experiment: publishing the recipes to their secret sauces. Hear about what's worked, what hasn't... and how revealing their secrets created a marketing windfall.
The title contains the seeds of the paradox: to even ask the question "who wins and who loses?" is to concede that "competition" has already won. The American culture is uniquely competitive and intolerant of collaboration. How can Open Source survive in this climate.
Ingex is an open source product, built on FFmpeg and Linux and running on commodity hardware, which can replace tens of thousands of dollars worth of broadcast equipment in TV studios, developed by BBC R&D. We discuss the change management, commercial and ecosystem issues we have faced in getting Ingex used by the broadcasting industry, generally unaware of the benefits of open source.
Many organizations falsely believe that more downloads, users and/or contributors means a healthier ecosystem. That is akin to saying that planet earth gets "healthier" with more population.
This session presents some measures every OS organization can employ to determine the health and viability of their ecosystem, rather than it's less important variable - size.
Open source license compliance does not happen by itself. Your organization and your suppliers need to be prepared to do the right things to use free/open source software responsibly.
In today’s computing world, it can often feel like we are drowning in
wave after wave of new trends. This sea of concepts are simply the
evolution of our industry from a product to a service based economy.
This talk will examine the evolution of technology, the management
challenges this brings and the common myths that surround the concept of
The idea of working in open source is appealing to many, but the question remains: how to make money doing it? This presentation will present some of the things learned by a person who has run a pure open source business since 2002 in the hope that it can help and inspire others.