Python for Decision Makers and Business Leaders Transcripts
Chapter: What is Python?
Lecture: Open source and the enterprise

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0:00 Let's just talk a little quickly also about
0:02 the broader open source world.
0:05 Here's a report done by Red Hat on the state
0:08 of enterprise open source.
0:09 You see the link here at the bottom
0:12 Enter your information and download the whole report.
0:13 This is just what's off the public website there.
0:16 So I want to show you just a few pictures about it.
0:18 Now, you may say this is enterprise open source
0:20 how is that different than open source?
0:23 Their definition, you can find it, on the Red Hat page
0:25 is something like enterprise hardened open source
0:29 or enterprise supported open source.
0:32 So this is really interesting.
0:33 It doesn't apply to all of it.
0:34 But I'ma show you one more thing
0:35 to kind of of a retros-bit this enterprise term
0:38 onto your other open source projects if you want.
0:41 But I think this is certainly totally relevant
0:44 in terms of the trends we'll see.
0:46 They asked about 1000 IT folks
0:49 who are in charge of things like this in their enterprise.
0:52 Does enterprise open source play
0:54 a strategic role in your organization?
0:57 30% said it's extremely important,
0:59 40% said it's very important.
1:02 So we already have basically
1:03 70% of enterprises saying yes, it's very important
1:07 or more than that.
1:09 And that's awesome.
1:10 And then you know, they're still important
1:11 to the another 30% there.
1:13 Only 1% said, No, not for us, no, thank you.
1:17 There's a cool quote here
1:18 as well says open source is increasingly
1:20 used not because it's cheaper, though it often is.
1:23 But because it's genuinely better software.
1:27 That's for sure.
1:28 So many people with different ideas contributing
1:30 to open source, at least the popular projects
1:33 are really, really polished.
1:35 A lot of folks coming from other areas like say
1:38 from Microsoft and .NET
1:40 where Microsoft controls a language
1:42 they control the libraries
1:44 and a lot of the important frameworks like ASP.NET
1:48 framework and so on.
1:49 It's a little uncomfortable to say
1:50 we're just going to go
1:51 and see what the community is done
1:52 and like no one controls this
1:54 and there's no SLA to go complain if something's wrong.
1:57 Who do I talk to? How do I get them to fix it?
2:00 And yet, company after company are moving
2:02 to open source because it turns out
2:04 that it often is genuinely better software
2:07 with way fewer restrictions.
2:09 So here's some other benefits as well
2:10 lower total cost of ownership, higher quality
2:13 access to Enterprise Level Support.
2:15 That's the enterprise side.
2:16 We'll talk more about that in just a moment.
2:18 But also access to the latest innovations.
2:20 You want to dig into more of this.
2:22 Just go grab that report from Red Hat
2:24 and you can check it out. It's pretty interesting.