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 the broader open source world. Here's a report done by Red Hat on the state of enterprise open source.
0:10 You see the link here at the bottom Enter your information and download the whole report. This is just what's off the public website there.
0:17 So I want to show you just a few pictures about it. Now, you may say this is enterprise open source how is that different than open source?
0:24 Their definition, you can find it, on the Red Hat page is something like enterprise hardened open source or enterprise supported open source.
0:33 So this is really interesting. It doesn't apply to all of it. But I'ma show you one more thing to kind of of a retros-bit this enterprise term
0:39 onto your other open source projects if you want. But I think this is certainly totally relevant in terms of the trends we'll see.
0:47 They asked about 1000 IT folks who are in charge of things like this in their enterprise. Does enterprise open source play
0:55 a strategic role in your organization? 30% said it's extremely important, 40% said it's very important. So we already have basically
1:04 70% of enterprises saying yes, it's very important or more than that. And that's awesome. And then you know, they're still important
1:12 to the another 30% there. Only 1% said, No, not for us, no, thank you. There's a cool quote here as well says open source is increasingly
1:21 used not because it's cheaper, though it often is. But because it's genuinely better software. That's for sure.
1:29 So many people with different ideas contributing to open source, at least the popular projects are really, really polished.
1:36 A lot of folks coming from other areas like say from Microsoft and .NET where Microsoft controls a language they control the libraries
1:45 and a lot of the important frameworks like ASP.NET framework and so on. It's a little uncomfortable to say we're just going to go
1:52 and see what the community is done and like no one controls this and there's no SLA to go complain if something's wrong.
1:58 Who do I talk to? How do I get them to fix it? And yet, company after company are moving to open source because it turns out
2:05 that it often is genuinely better software with way fewer restrictions. So here's some other benefits as well
2:11 lower total cost of ownership, higher quality access to Enterprise Level Support. That's the enterprise side.
2:17 We'll talk more about that in just a moment. But also access to the latest innovations. You want to dig into more of this.
2:23 Just go grab that report from Red Hat and you can check it out. It's pretty interesting.

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