SAP's opening up towards Open Source - benefits and challenges
Making With Eclipse · Standard (25 mins)
Tags: Business And Industry
Tuesday, 15:45, 25 minutes | Cypress
The boundaries between "Open Source companies" and "Commercial Vendors" are blurring. Open Source companies discover commercial "add-ons" as another business model besides the traditional ones, based on support and services. On the other hand, for a number of good reasons, commercial vendors intergrate OSS into their offerings and contribute back to the OSS projects.
This "hybrid" approach offers many benefits but at the same time lots of challenges, ranging from legal and business aspects to practical "every-day" issues.
The presentation will outline some of the benefits and challenges, based on SAP's experiences. It will explain SAP's more open Open Source strategy and describe our ideas how to meet the challenges.