From Linux to Beyond

Hesham El Komy Head of Marketing, Middle East and Africa 15 Zul al-Qi`dah 1431 23 October 2010
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With a Lever Long Enough...
“Large ocean liners, tankers, aircraft carriers, and other massive vessels have equally massive rudders. However, even the sturdiest rudder axle would snap under the pressures of battling the inertia and water pressure resisting its attempt to change the direction of one of these behemoths. That is why, on the trailing edge of these giant rudders, there is a thin strip of steel called a trim tab. A relatively small motor turns the trim tab, which can withstand the relatively small water pressure against it. That pressure is translated to the massive rudder, which responds by turning in the opposite direction, and redirecting the entire ship.” -- David Galiel, A Lever Long Enough

n.b. The open source model enables millions of tiny levers, loosely connected, to change even the most intransigent companies, industries, and paradigms.

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Agenda
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The start of Open Source Red Hat – The Open Source Evangelists The Enterprise Software Market The Participation Model Making Open Source Enterprise Consumable Who...Open Source Why Open Source What Matters in Adoption An Upside to the Downturn
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It All Started With Linux...

Richard Stallman “GNU”

Linus Torvalds “Linux”

Open Source Community built a platform for

>50M Users Mission Critical Systems Highly Secure Systems Real Time Systems Platform Independent Systems Set the bar for “Open Standards”

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Red Hat – The Open Source Evangelists
Founded in 1993 Approx. 3500 employees IPO in 1999 2200+ ISV partners

67 offices in 29 countries

3400+ certified applications

World's Biggest Clients

No. 1 provider of open source technology single contributor to Linux kernel code

include NYSE – Euronext, Amazon.com, Avis, RTA, Qatar Exchange, Emirates
Offers

an entire ecosystem, not just products and services
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Estimated Software Market~180Bn

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ENTERPRISE INFRASTRUCTURE REPRESENTS ~ $50B ICT QATAR 2010 | Hesham El Komy MARKET

Making Open Source Enterprise Consumable
Development Direction Quality Control Release Management Certification ISV Programmes

Phone Support Bug Fix Updates Professional Services

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Who...Open Source

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How...Open Source

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What Really Matters on Software Adoption?

Open Source Software From Linux to Beyond...

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