Do you understand the ideas, ethos and influence of Open Source Software?
No, neither did I until I heard Yves de Montcheuil explain it to me.
At a recent Big Data Conference organised by Talend, a pure play vendor of open source software, offering a breadth of middleware solutions that address both data management and application integration needs, the company’s VP of Marketing, Yves de Montcheuil gave a presentation explaining the significance of Open Source software and how it shapes the culture and relationships with users and customers for his company.
I am grateful to Yves and to Talend for permitting me to reproduce an audio recording of his presentation.
He summarised his 20 minute presentation into twevle points which I have reproduced below:
- Collaborative development is nothing new
- Free software is not about price its about philosophy
- Collaborative communities can scale just as effectively as companies
- Open Source is both ideological and practical
- Open Communities create high quality Enterprise grade Software
- Being genuine is extremely important when dealing with Open Source
- There are people out there with a lot at stake who use Open Source everyday
- You carry Open Source in your pocket everyday
- Open Source companies search for solutions before building them
- Open Source companies respect standards
- Open Source companies value community ideas as much as their own
- Happy users promote technologies in ways companies never can
The audio quality is not brilliant and this is entirely my fault as I recorded the presentation from the sound in the room with a digital hand held recorder. I hope you agree once you have listened to the presentation, that the quality of the content is worth persevering with despite the limitations of my recording.
Full Disclosure: This should not be taken as an advertisement for Talend nor do I have any affiliate or any other financial relationship with the company. I am grateful to them for the invitation to a stimulating conference.
I hope you enjoy Yves’ presentation and, like me, now have a slightly better appreciation of the role of Open Source in the software ecosystem.
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