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Shaun's Keynote

So we’re all sitting here in Shaun’s keynote, my photo was incorrect earlier when I posted that no one showed up

Shaun's Keynote.... by you.

that’s just a photo from the room prior to the keynote, there are actually other people in the room, but I took the empty half. Right now there are probably 50-60 people in the room.

I’ll be sitting here trying to get as much info to you as possible, though I have to leave the keynote early as I have to finish prepping for my DNN-SEO presentation coming up in 40 minutes.

"Our Goal” “that the majority of the websites built on the MS platform are built on DNN”

Metrics for the projects

650k registered users, 175k since Oct  2007

5.5 million downloads (2 million since 10/07)

150k downloads per month average

Estimate 12k new websites launched each month on DNN

US 32% UK 5.4% India 4.38% Canada 3.5% Italy 3.3% Australia 2.9% Germany 2.45% Netherlands 2.3%

A graph with some numbers of other open source application and funding they’ve received in their life cycles. Providing one of the fastest growing OS projects in history

Highest rate of growth is in SMB/SME area (dominated by the MS platform) (SMB/SME – small to medium business, small to medium enterprise)

Highly fragmented market, very different business and markets, vertical apps have a harder time meeting these needs, horizontal app like DNN would be a good fit.

Discussion of opportunity and SMB/SME feedback/survey, key barriers that SMB/SME have to open source.

Key reason to adopt, lower cost of ownership for OS.

Challenges for DNN in the past 12 months

  • Securing funding
  • Scalable business model
  • Large vision but lack of resources
  • Business plan

Future-Business goals

  • Provide solid business foundation
  • Complete funding process
  • Acquire additional resources
  • Focus on being a product company
  • Execute on business plan
  • Improve marketing efforts

Future-Product Development

  • Complete implementation of 5.0 roadmap features
  • Provide greater support of extensions (automated installs)
  • Leverage community contributions
  • Focus on being leading edge innovator

Future-Commercial Ecosystem

  • Address main barriers of entry
  • Launch commercial product and service offerings targeted towards business users (same OS license, with support offering)
  • Develop partner program to provide greater opportunity, to community members, and facilitate growth of the product

Future-OS community

  • Provide more opportunities for contribution to the project
  • Provide better support and renew passion in core team and project members
  • Maintain a balanced focus on open source as well as commercial activities

That’s it, I’m off to my presentation room

You guys are missing out on a good time! Photos on the Flickr group


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