Twenty Years of Experience in Developing Software in Silicon Valley

Title: Twenty Years of Experience in Developing Software in Silicon Valley
Date: 2005-11-09
Speaker: Kim Polese (SpikeSource)
Link: Podcast
 
It is easy to be early to market. The hard part is making sure all of the infrastructure is ready.
Often time you can be certain about the potential of a technology but it often takes the market time to catch up.
Determined to build something of value to their customers.
Solve a real problem.
When building something there needs to be an enormous opportunity or you need to address a real pain.
They have a subscription based service of certifying all of the open source software in a company’s production environment.
They do automated testing of open source frameworks.
They focus on process automation.
Vendor lock-in is a thing of the past.
Open source isn’t limited to software.
Investors love software-as-a-service as the subscription model of revenue is more steady than the big price up front.
Enterprise software opportunities going forward are going to be solving a business problem and providing that as a service.
Small to medium business market is untapped.