Developers: You’ve Got the Power – Now What?
There was a CIO who didn’t get open source and controlled money and money was required by developers to get the tools..but then came open source and people could no get the tools they needed without paying a fortune for them.
People say no money in it – but look at Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Python, Firefox etc
They are all free and easy to get
Why do VC with lots of money who want to make more money insist developers open source software for free
YOU GUYS WON – tipping point is over – OS is credible etc
But – being able to set direction by making the software means responsibility
- Work together
- Be creative
- Lower the barriers to entry
- Make open data a priority
- Educate, evangelize and market
Don’t play the same game as the guys you are creating an open source alternative for, be new and creative