Robert Lefkowitz

VP Enterprise Systems & Architecture, AT&T Wireless

The Semasiology of Open Source
48 minutes, 16.6mb, recorded 2004-07-28
Topics: Open Source
Semasiology, n. The science of meanings or sense development (of words); the explanation of the development and changes of the meanings of words. Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, � 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

"Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code." So begins the Open Source Definition. What then, does access to the source code mean? Seen through the lens of an Enterprise user, what does open source mean? When is (or isn't) it significant? And a catalogue of open source related arbitrage opportunities.

This keynote presentation was recorded at the Open Source Convention (OSCON) 2004 in Portland, Oregon. See our list of other OSCON presentations.

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