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Game of Open Source: A Tale of Hype and Mire

Game of Open Source: A Tale of Hype and Mire

There is no question that the going is tough when it comes to open source projects. Building the excitement, community and hype is an undertaking unto itself - let's not talk about monetization & sustainability. Often times, just as your project is starting to get off the ground and generate real business - newer and cooler disruptors enter the playing field - and it gets hard to keep the momentum going, all while fending off giants that want a piece of the pie. This talk is going to give some real world insight on what's involved in really building a sustainable open source project, even when the hype is dwindling and the dust settles. This will be based upon lessons learned from leading the Cloud Native & OSS community in Israel, as well as the Cloudify community as my former day job.

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Sharone Zitzman

May 09, 2019
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  1. @shar1z Game of Open Source A Tale of Hype &

    Mire Sharone Zitzman, @shar1z
  2. @shar1z “Free software made it easier for people of all

    demographics to learn to code, making technology accessible to the world.” “ Source: https:/ /www.fordfoundation.org/media/2976/roads-and-bridges-the-unseen-labor-behind-our-digital-infrastructure.pdf
  3. Story Source: https:/ /youtu.be/7WVaijojl9w

  4. @shar1z I’m Sharone. @shar1z Head of Developer Relations @ AppsFlyer

    & Open Source Community Builder
  5. @shar1z This Was Me - Until Now

  6. @shar1z This Was Me - Until Now

  7. ✘ Open Source IRL - Landscape & Ecosystem ✘ Sustainability

    & Business Models ✘ Why this all matters Goals From this Session
  8. @shar1z A BRIEF HISTORY A BRIEF HISTORY

  9. @shar1z Free Software And This Guy Free as is in

    SPEECH, not BEER.
  10. @shar1z The Freedom To ✘ run the program as you

    wish, for any purpose. ✘ study how the program works, and change it ✘ redistribute copies to help others. ✘ distribute copies of your modified versions
  11. Open Source as a Commoditization Play Alternatives to $$ Proprietary

    Software
  12. Open Source as a Commoditization Play Alternatives to $$ Proprietary

    Software
  13. Open Source as a Commoditization Play Alternatives to $$ Proprietary

    Software
  14. Open Source as a Commoditization Play Alternatives to $$ Proprietary

    Software
  15. Open Source as a Commoditization Play Alternatives to $$ Proprietary

    Software
  16. Open Source as a Commoditization Play Alternatives to $$ Proprietary

    Software
  17. @shar1z And Then This

  18. @shar1z Build vs Buy

  19. @shar1z And Then That

  20. @shar1z Upstream | Fork | Downstream Upstream Release

  21. @shar1z Upstream | Fork | Downstream FORK Upstream Release FORK

    FORK
  22. @shar1z Upstream | Fork | Downstream FORK Upstream Release Downstream

    Release FORK FORK Downstream Release Downstream Release
  23. OSS Timeline = Workloads + Cloud 1990s 2000s 2010s

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  26. @shar1z THE LANDSCAPE THE LANDSCAPE

  27. House Innovators House Incumbents House Giants

  28. @shar1z Disrupt Yourself Before Someone Else Does “

  29. @shar1z 1998 2006 Hype Disruption

  30. @shar1z 2005 Hype Disruption 2008

  31. @shar1z 2005 2008 2011 Hype Disruption

  32. @shar1z 2005 2008 2010 Hype Disruption 201X*

  33. Monetization is a Bitch

  34. @shar1z Be Very Afraid

  35. @shar1z Outside your door stands a line of a few

    hundred people. They are patiently waiting for you to answer their questions, complaints, pull requests, and feature requests. You want to help all of them, but for now you’re putting it off. Maybe you had a hard day at work, or you’re tired, or you’re just trying to enjoy a weekend with your family and friends. A Day in the Life of an Open Source Maintainer “
  36. Humanity

  37. Humanity

  38. Humanity

  39. Perspective

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  41. @shar1z SUSTAINABILITY SUSTAINABILITY

  42. @shar1z Sustainability & Business Models ✘ Venture-Backed Until Profitable COSS

    ✘ Foundation-Hosted → Distribution Model ✘ Open & IC Supported
  43. @shar1z In 2009, I sat down and wrote the first

    few lines of Elasticsearch and open sourced it. I quit my job and spent two years investing in building the product and fostering the amazing community that has been built around it. In 2012 we formed a company, Elastic, around it. - Shay Banon, Elastic(search) “
  44. Poster Children - COSS

  45. Poster Children - COSS

  46. Poster Children - Distribution Model

  47. “...There [are] valuable software tools that [can’t] be supported by

    commercial models, and that...lack any form of institutional support.” Poster Children - Open & IC Supported
  48. @shar1z THE LICENSE WARS THE LICENSE WARS

  49. @shar1z Remember this Guy? What the Fork is Open Core?

  50. @shar1z

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  54. @shar1z THE CARNAGE THE CARNAGE

  55. Source: https:/ /rethinkdb.com/blog/rethinkdb-shutdown/ https:/ /www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/01/npm_layoff_staff/ https:/ /www.forbes.com/sites/benkepes/2015/04/01/openstack-carn age-nebula-shuts-down/#1becc83b30dd https:/ /www.reddit.com/r/golang/comments/4cfof9/influxdb_cluste

    ringha_goes_closed_source/ https:/ /chrisshort.net/docker-inc-is-dead/
  56. Source: https:/ /rethinkdb.com/blog/rethinkdb-shutdown/ https:/ /www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/01/npm_layoff_staff/ https:/ /www.forbes.com/sites/benkepes/2015/04/01/openstack-carn age-nebula-shuts-down/#1becc83b30dd https:/ /www.reddit.com/r/golang/comments/4cfof9/influxdb_cluste

    ringha_goes_closed_source/ https:/ /chrisshort.net/docker-inc-is-dead/
  57. Source https:/ /techcrunch.com/2019/01/09/aws-gives-open-source-the-middle-finger/ https:/ /aws.amazon.com/blogs/opensource/keeping-open-source-open-open-distro-for-elasticsearch/

  58. House Alliances

  59. House Alliances Source: https:/ /jaxenter.com/migration-completed-apache-software-foundation-relies-entirely-github-158276.html

  60. @shar1z First-Class & Model OSS Citizens

  61. House Alliances Source: https:/ /jaxenter.com/migration-completed-apache-software-foundation-relies-entirely-github-158276.html

  62. Why Does it All Matter

  63. Making the Impossible Possible 8000 Servers More Than 280,000 Cores

    33,000 VMs all on OpenStack - Tim Bell,CERN https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBbbxYi2GRda5BGGVYWPS8qk7e50IqRP6
  64. We Want Open Source to Be Self-Sustaining

  65. We Want Open Source to Be Self-Sustaining

  66. @shar1z Sure Go Right Ahead

  67. Can I Contribute 1%? Only 1% Done

  68. How Do YOU Want This to Play Out?

  69. @shar1z

  70. @shar1z

  71. Suggested Reading ✘ What the Fork, Amazon? ✘ Roads and

    Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure ✘ What it feels like to be an open-source maintainer ✘ Why I took October off from OSS volunteering ✘ A Lot Happens. ✘ The fork? Node.js: Code showdown re-opens Open Source wounds ✘ Walkaway, Corey Doctorow
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  73. We’re Hiring! appsflyer.com/careers

  74. Grazie Mille! Any questions? @shar1z