The billion-dollar open-source opportunity (Presentation)

Customers are the key to open source's future.

Using the exceptional 280Slides web application to write, edit, and host a presentation I delivered at a recent open-source conference, I've included the presentation below and would love feedback.

Following on a theme that I've been hitting lately, the real money in open source will come as the industry learns to engage customers in the development process . We need, in other words, to learn how to make open source a customer-fed renewable resource.

Take a look, and let me know what you think. I'm going to be presenting on this and related themes a lot over the coming year.

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    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.

     

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