Opensource opportunity

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From a talk I did for a BCS event on the Opportunities in Open Source. We also digress into Cloud Computing and business models around it.

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  • 1. The OpenSource Opportunity By Buddhika Siddhisena Co-Founder & CTO THINKCube Systems Pvt. Ltd Member of BCS, LKLUG & FOSS.LK
  • 2. What is Open Source?
  • 3. Technically Speaking... Source Binary Code code 010101010110101011010(C/C++,Java,Pascal,Perl) Compile 101011010101010111010 101110101110101010 Decompile (difficult)Human MachineReadable Readable
  • 4. Philosophically Speaking... Freedom Free Beer (gratis) Vs
  • 5. What is Freesoft The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0) The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1) The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2) The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefts (freedom 3)
  • 6. Get under the hood(you have access to the code and no one is stopping you)
  • 7. Not just behind the wheel(With non-free (proprietary) software, youll aways be just a consumer)
  • 8. Groom our future(FOSS was key to the success of OLPC project. Why?)
  • 9. Better job opportunities Source :
  • 10. Better job opportunities Source :
  • 11. Better job opportunities Source :
  • 12. Be part of a vibrant community (Few geeks from LankaLinuxUserGroup, aka LKLUG)
  • 13. Go to top of the charts!
  • 14. Start a World Class Organization
  • 15. Work for a World Class Organization
  • 16. Meet awesome people
  • 17. Make a lasting impression(Inspired a new branch of software called Humanitarian FOSS)
  • 18. Nice to get feedback ... at It described exactly what I was looking for - booting Knoppix over the network without having a dedicated machine with its own DHCP server. I will primarily use it to copy my Gentoo installation to a notebook which has no optical drive. But I like the idea of having a full-featured operating system ready to boot over the network :)Hi PeopleFor us in New Zealand, taprobane is the best linux weve used yet -- very stable with all userapplications seeming to be well chosen and best of their genre! Thanks very much to all the team. Hi, I just want to thank you for creating, it is simply the most clean, useful and versatile gtd app Ive ever used (I came from a gtd-apps tunnel like yours, tried everything!). Have a nice day :)
  • 19. Most importantly... Have Fun!
  • 20. Thank You