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The bright future of SUSE and openSUSE

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openSUSE.Asia conference Taipei, Aug 11 th 2018

Ralf Flaxa
President of Global Engineering
Ralf.Flaxa@suse.com

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The bright future of SUSE and openSUSE

  1. 1. The bright future of SUSE and openSUSE openSUSE.Asia conference Taipei, Aug 11th 2018 Ralf Flaxa President of Global Engineering Ralf.Flaxa@suse.com
  2. 2. 2 Personal Background
  3. 3. 3 Personal Background President of Global Engineering • Leading worldwide team of 600+ engineers • Responsible for all SUSE products • Joined SUSE in 2002
  4. 4. 4 Personal Background President of Global Engineering • Leading worldwide team of 600+ engineers • Responsible for all SUSE products • Joined SUSE in 2002 openSUSE • Community member • Contributor • Sponsor
  5. 5. 5 Personal Background President of Global Engineering • Leading worldwide team of 600+ engineers • Responsible for all SUSE products • Joined SUSE in 2002 openSUSE • Community member • Contributor • Sponsor Open Source • Experience with development and business models • 1st contact during my computer science studies • Joined Linux community in 1991
  6. 6. 6 1st Linux Kongress 1994 in Heidelberg, Germany
  7. 7. 7 Free and Open Source Software
  8. 8. 8 Free and Open
  9. 9. 9 Free and Open = Passion & Culture
  10. 10. 10 Free and Open = Passion & Culture Some are passionate against something ...
  11. 11. 11 Free and Open = Passion & Culture Some are passionate against something ... … or passionate for something
  12. 12. 12 Free and Open = Passion & Culture Turn Passion into
  13. 13. 13 Free and Open = Passion & Culture Turn Passion into • Positive Energy • Contributions • Collaboration
  14. 14. 14 Free and Open = Passion & Culture Turn Passion into • Positive Energy • Contributions • Collaboration and Culture into
  15. 15. 15 Free and Open = Passion & Culture Turn Passion into • Positive Energy • Contributions • Collaboration and Culture into • Positive Values • Projects • The right Rules
  16. 16. 16 Free and Open = Passion & Culture Turn Passion into • Positive Energy • Contributions • Collaboration and Culture into • Positive Values • Projects • The right Rules … and you will get a happy community
  17. 17. 17 Free and Open = Values & Rules
  18. 18. 18 Free and Open = Values & Rules What does really matter? Let’s look at each of them
  19. 19. 19 Free
  20. 20. 20 Freedom
  21. 21. 21 Freedom As in “Free Software” is really about “Freedom of choice”
  22. 22. 22 Freedom As in “Free Software” is really about “Freedom of choice” versus the dangerous and sometimes hidden “Vendor-Lockin”
  23. 23. 23 Open
  24. 24. 24 Open “Really open” means “open” in multiple ways
  25. 25. 25 Open “Really open” means “open” in multiple ways • Open Source • Open License • Open Development Model • Open Community • Open Design Process • Open Standards • Open APIs • Ultimately being open to “give up control” • Open to the competition and to allow differentiation
  26. 26. 26 Contribution and Governance Grant influence only via contribution, not name/power • Those who “do the work” also “decide” Welcome contributions in any form • Code, Expertise, Workforce, Money, Doc, Testing … • Encourage beginners, nobody starts as an expert Remember to give credit Strive for best possible code base Allow for differentiation KISS : Keep It Simple & Stupid! Break big tasks into digestible pieces Accept only clean, reusable code – avoid one-offs!
  27. 27. 27 SUSE
  28. 28. 28 SUSE We are the “Open” Open Source company Open Source pioneer with more than 25 years of experience Profitable, fast growing Open Source vendor for many years Our products include • Enterprise Linux Platform (Server, Desktop, SAP, Realtime, HA, Life Patching) • Patch Management and Delivery (SUSE Manager, SUSE Customer Center) • Software Defined Infrastructure (Cloud with OpenStack, Storage with Ceph) • Container Platform with Kubernetes • Application Platform with Cloud Foundry We strongly believe in working with partners and communities We share our Source Code and our Tools with everybody We contribute to and are a key sponsor of the openSUSE project
  29. 29. 29 Working Together With Partners and Community
  30. 30. 30 Process Automation Tools
  31. 31. 31 Process Automation Tools We strive for repeatable, high quality for our enterprise customers We do this by engineering excellence in process automation We make those tools available to partners and communities Examples of SUSE developed tools: Open Build Service (OBS) Open Test Framework (openQA) Distribution creation and deployment (KIWI)
  32. 32. 32 openSUSE and SUSE openSUSE • Independent Open Source Project • Focus on Developers • Community Orientation – Voluntary Support by Community – Best Effort Reponse Times – Normal Lifecycle – Upstream Hardware Enablement – Upstream Software Innovation SUSE • Enterprise Open Source Vendor • Focus on Enterprise • Commercial Orientation – 24x7 Support – Guaranteed Response Times – Extended Lifycycle – Hardware Certifications – Software Certifications
  33. 33. 33 Two openSUSE distributions openSUSE Tumbleweed • Rolling Release • Continuously Updated & Tested • Perfect for Developers & Power Users openSUSE Leap • Regular Release • Shared Core with SUSE Linux Enterprise • Perfect for SysAdmins, Enterprise Developers, and Users
  34. 34. 34 openSUSE Credits for some of the following slides go to Richard Brown, chairman of the openSUSE board
  35. 35. Principles & Philosophy
  36. 36. Freedom Matters ● All openSUSE Projects are OSI licensed ● Both openSUSE Distributions are GPLv2+ collective works ● Limited “NonFree” Software available in Additional Repo – Does not include closed source Linux kernel modules ● No CLA / Copyright Agreement Your contributions, your copyright
  37. 37. “Those who do, decide” ● Open Source works best when decisions are made as close as possible to the actual contribution – ie. the person doing the work ● Self-organised Teams - People working on the same thing should work together
  38. 38. “Those who do, decide” ● Quality & Common Standards defned by consensus, enforced by willing senior contributors (Release Managers/Engineers) ● No Steering Committees, Community Managers, Technical Boards, Benevolent Dictators or Project Managers
  39. 39. “Those who do, decide” - Benefts Agility – Able to rapidly respond to changes in upstream projects & adopt new technologies Flexibility – Every upstream is different, with different release schedules and support lifecycles, openSUSE contributors can adapt their way of working for maximum effciency and comfort Freedom – No restrictions on fnding innovative solutions. “If it works, and you’ll support it” is the primary acceptance criteria.
  40. 40. openSUSE & SUSE - Working Separately ● openSUSE is free to set its own direction & all that entails ● Examples – Different default desktop (KDE in openSUSE, GNOME in SLE) – Different product scope (Unifed openSUSE Distros, SLES/SLED) – Different installation workfow
  41. 41. openSUSE & SUSE - Working Together Stable code & contributions Upstream innovations Mutual collaboration
  42. 42. openSUSE & SUSE - Working Together SUSE® Linux Enterprise
  43. 43. openSUSE & SUSE - Working Together
  44. 44. New Factory First Policy and Versioning
  45. 45. 45 Outlook into the Future
  46. 46. 46 openSUSE Leap to SLES upgrade now supported openSUSE Leap 15.0 SUSE Linux Enterprise 15
  47. 47. 47 SUSE will become an indepenent company EQT will buy SUSE for 2.535 billion USD from Micro Focus SUSE will be run as a self-sustained, independent company Strategy, vision, mission and leadership team will not change Deal expected to close in early 2019
  48. 48. 48 EQT
  49. 49. www.eqtpartners.com • EQT invests into successful, mid market businesses around the globe with a mission to help them develop into great and sustainable companies. • During EQT’s ownership, number of employees increased on average by 10%, sales by 10% and EBITDA by 11% each year. • Based in Sweden, EQT employs approx. 540 people in 14 countries on three continents. • EQT is a short form of ‘equity’, meaning impartial and fair, the basis of EQT’s culture and values. • Will support SUSE’s “built & buy” strategy with funding and industrial expertise.
  50. 50. Promise #1: Our investment in openSUSE SUSE's investment will continue and be based on • Our business success with SUSE’s products • Our business needs of our enterprise customers • Our belief in working closely with “upstream” • Our personal openSUSE community membership => SUSE wants and and helps openSUSE to succeed
  51. 51. Promise #2: Community controls openSUSE SUSE's mindset will continue to be • Run/respect openSUSE as a community/upstream project – The openSUSE community has influence/control over the project – While win/win decisions with SUSE and its enterprise view is preferred, the community can decide to go its own way where needed/appropriate • Contribute back patches and code from SUSE's products – OpenSUSE will benefit from developments towards new SLE versions – OpenSUSE will benefit from bugfixes of SLE products • Offer/sponsor tools to the community => Control by community is wanted/encouraged
  52. 52. 52 Thank You !!! For your contributions to all these Open Source projects For your contributions to our openSUSE community For your participation and help to organize openSUSE.Asia summit
  53. 53. 53 Want to learn more? Or join openSUSE or SUSE? Visit many interesting sessions at the openSUSE.Asia summit Come and talk to us at the openSUSE booth Find out more via http://www.suse.com/ http://www.opensuse.org/ http://www.openbuildservice.org/ http://open.qa/ http://opensource.suse.com/kiwi/
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