Everyone is, at least, Open Core

Everyone is, at least, Open Core

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Bitergia
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December 10, 2020
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  1. Everyone is, at least, Open Core J. Manrique López CEO

    at Bitergia @jsmanrique @Bitergia
  2. Commercial Open Source Software Company Index 45 - 50 Companies

    70K Employees $18B Revenue Source: coss.media
  3. How much do they depend on the maintainers? Data obtained

    with: cauldron.io ~ 4K Active maintainers per month ~30K maintainers over the last 3 years
  4. Top 50 maintainers activity over the last 5 years Mostly

    bots! This is a “human”! Data obtained with: cauldron.io Don’t bother him on Thursdays! He is one of the speakers in this conference!
  5. People are the limited resources in Open Source Software Ecosystems

  6. Open Source Software Ecosystem (OSSE)?

  7. Release Organizations release OSS to attract talent, to drive awareness,

    to improve their tech stack, etc. 2 Consume Organizations use OSS to build their tech stack 1 Contribute Organizations participate in OSS projects to drive them, to retain talent, to increase their tech footprint, etc. 3 Organizations & their OSSE
  8. Every organization is part of an Open Source Ecosystem …

    … so, every organization is an Open Core Organization
  9. Consuming & contributing open source software without care can be

    funny but risky
  10. Legal - People - Engineering

  11. You are not alone ... openchainproject.org todogroup.org chaoss.community Source: coss.media

  12. Take care of your ecosystem Take care of your ecosystem

  13. Open Source Program Office

  14. Money, money, money … Funding projects is an option, but

    … Be aware of tip jars!
  15. Practice “The way of the Maintainer” “Active” users Submitting issues

    Asking questions Contributors Solving issues Answering questions Sending patches Maintainers Reviewing & accepting patches Coding in main branch Roadmap governance Source: coss.media
  16. Avoid the “Not invented here” syndrome! There might be companies

    and individuals providing consulting, customization, and/or support services on open source projects… To hire is also an option!
  17. Final remarks Every organization is becoming an open source /

    core organization Organization’s success might depend on its Open Source Software Ecosystem health / wealth Take care of your Open Source Software Ecosystem There is only one way. The Way of the Maintainer Create sustainable wealth for your ecosystem
  18. Thank You jsmanrique@bitergia.com Slides at speakerdeck.com/bitergia