Listening to TLLTS they presented a developer that is a dentist. He also had a great horror story on vertical software providers that keep their costumers hijacked. The story basically mentions on how the administration of the office relies 100% on these software to archieve their patient data, yet they are locked out of their data.
Once that is on however, there are some cool stuff on ways communities could organized themselves and foster their own tools. What we basically need is a better structured developer enterprise that can focus on the development on custom software. Software that won’t break the Bank of their costumers and that caan help the floss development as a whole.
Of course we really need to understand that these acceptance could also lead to much clash between the quality of service and the closlack of understanding of the client or against the IT policies.
I wonder if we could recreate the early environment when IT industry started making inroads and became a multy billion dollar business. Basically develop a sustainable model to foster development across companies but also get the target needs from these vertical markets. Get access to VC capital, hire programmers and specialists and run with that. Finally to have the channels and marketing techniques to push their products to foreign industries.
BizDev was a great idea that became a project but went stalled for a while. Having taken over the BizDev Project and showing the potential to the corporations on including OpenOffice.org in their strategy is clearly something that will start to develop the market interest.One of the main things is reportrait OpenOffice.org as a platform. thanks to the provement of OpenOffice.org industry acceptance. The idea of the development of applications whenever they are within OpenOffice.org, extensions or 3rd party products that connect to the application.OpenOffice.org as a platform can get the industry intterested and with a more clear view from the profitability model.Other ideas like a marketplace is also a great idea on the backburner on having a collection of companies showing up on the OpenOffice.org and having the community seal of approval.BizDev will definetly change for the best once that the communication start stearing up and the ideas become faster to implement.
In the middle of OOo launch we now have a 3rd release of OOo. For us at OOoES it means the start of new adventures including a OOo 3.0, open for business, e-learning platform and other things that bring more visitors to the site, and give them something to do.Aditionally we are going social, now you can contact multiple OOo community members from around the web thanks to Gtalk gadgets. Probably next month we can go live with this things.Multimedia is another thing we want to launch including more videos and media that you can learn, promote, and present.Right now we are experiencing a huge demand and the site will be restored soon. However having a more AJAXy site might also put the spotlight back into the OOoES site as a framework to work with. Now that 3.0 is out we can start thinking about also some kind of exchange for the multiple OOo tools and utilities.