Now with any presentation, the 5 points you want your audience to remember do not always match up with the 5 points that they do remember. That is our disclaimer (partially for Matt), because Rok and I wound up talking about two specific things Matt said.
1. The upside down triangle: The traditional software model is the right side up triangle such that you develop a product, close it, and then hope you can get customers, making money in the process. This differs from open source model that resembles the upside down triangle. Develop a product, get people to use it and let the community guide you towards a better solution. As Matt put it: "What we want first is a lot of users, then monetize on the services." The result is a product that people want (Rok's favourite quote from Paul Graham).
2. A subtle value of open source for the customer: Matt mentioned that from a customer point of view, the risk level is lower. Wheras with proprietary software, users bear 100% of the risk because they purchase a closed product and get locked in with the vendor. With open source the risk is shared. The solution is open meaning that the product becomes bigger than the company as the code and infrastructure is more open. If the company does a bad job, a fork will occur, the product will survive with its community. If the company does well, the community will grow and stick together in support. Additional functionality will result as will the higher quality of the product.
Rok and I are truly enjoying the weekend. Partners are seeing an extremely high level of transparency from our executive, getting questions answered about the product, and seeing the direction of the company. Yes, what is left of the once "rumor" is true, we are becoming "a real badass company with supa plans for the fucha' :-)"
One final note: 15,000 known installations for Alfresco, hopefully Openbravo will be there soon.