Presentation on theme: "OpenG - Purpose and Principles As presented by Jim Kring February 4, 2002."— Presentation transcript:
OpenG - Purpose and Principles As presented by Jim Kring February 4, 2002
OpenG User Group Meeting A Quote to Remember “A group of people get together and exist as an institution... to do something worthwhile - they make a contribution to society... The real reason for our existence is that we provide something which is unique.” - David Packard 1960
February 4, 2002 OpenG User Group Meeting Purpose – Our Mission "We are a community committed to the development and adoption of open source LabVIEW tools and application frameworks. We are committed to the growth of, and access to, knowledge and information. Though participation and continuous improvement, we empower ourselves and others within our community and we create new opportunities."
February 4, 2002 OpenG User Group Meeting Guiding Principles of OpenG Clock Building Continuous Improvement Education Empowerment Opportunity
February 4, 2002 OpenG User Group Meeting Clock Building General Solutions –Development Tools –Reuse Tools –Application Frameworks (Architectures) Lasting Value –Software and Knowledge Evolve Enormous Scope –Time –Space
February 4, 2002 OpenG User Group Meeting Continuous Improvement Organic Evolution of our tools –Adapting tools to new problems –Generalizing tools to solve a larger class of problems Feedback –Need users to help test software and define the use cases Continuous Organizational Improvement
February 4, 2002 OpenG User Group Meeting Education Education through participation –We learn by doing –We help others learn by leading Availability of knowledge –Documenting our knowledge and discoveries –Living documents Network of Support –The collective intellectual assets of the group are made available to its individuals
February 4, 2002 OpenG User Group Meeting Empowerment Collective Ownership –“No one owns open source software, because everybody owns it.” –Ability to adapt and change Education –Educating ourselves –Educating others
February 4, 2002 OpenG User Group Meeting Growing the Pie Increasing the capabilities of our tools –More markets for LabVIEW –Lower cost of implementation –Lowered cost of support and maintenance
February 4, 2002 OpenG User Group Meeting Recap Clock Building – build tools, increase the ramifications of your efforts Continuous Improvement – organic growth, a process for success Education – growth of knowledge Empowerment – self determination, flexibility Opportunity – all participants benefit
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