Tuesday, December 06, 2005

FOSS Adoption

Im preparing for a presentation Im giving for
FMM (Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers) soon.
Currently Im gathering some data which will help
the case for FOSS adoption in the case for
local manufacturing companies, in terms of
cost savings, features and of-course freedom.

I found this by chance:
Why not go for 100% OSS Adoption? by Robert Adkins of Technetra,
and it was quite interesting as he tries to extrapolate some figures.

If you have any other interesting links, please add them on.
  • stats on piracy
  • costs of upgrades
  • training costs
  • and any other info



yk.

9 lewsers:

Yoon Kit said...

David Wheelers numbers are always useful:

Why Open Source Software / Free Software (OSS/FS, FLOSS, or FOSS)? Look at the Numbers!

Anonymous said...

Er, I'm Colin Charles. When is this presentation? Want me to come along/help you speak? Or at the very least can I attend?

Send me some email...

Regards

Anonymous said...

how can upgrade cost be a benefit to OSS? where is the business model? slap the customer with a free OS license and get them to pay big time for services.. i sense another confused soul.

obiwan said...

Oh boy, I know a bunch of folks that are really gonna hate you now :)

Yoon Kit said...

> Or at the very least can I attend?

Hi Colin,
Thanks for showing interest and support.

I will check with the guys
at FMM about 'vendors' being present
at members discussions.

Not sure about their policies yet.

Unless you are there on a OSS user
basis?

yk.
yk.

Yoon Kit said...

> how can upgrade cost
> be a benefit to OSS?

If done right, and by ourselves,
then upgrade cost is closer to zero
than paid-for software.

> i sense another confused soul.

who are you? :confused:

yk.

Yoon Kit said...

> Oh boy, I know a bunch of folks
> that are really gonna hate you now :)

Hardly. Wont be anything different
from what Ive been saying over the years.

Got any data for me to use?

yk.

Yoon Kit said...

The Great Software Platform Hoax

from Business Week.

Yoon Kit said...

ODF in Thailand:

A MATTER OF SOVEREIGNTY

"Today 13 countries are reported to be looking at Open Document Format (ODF) as a format for national documents as part of their e-Government projects, rather than to base everything on proprietary Microsoft technology."