Open Source Conversations
IT Conversations publishes a number of shows that deal with free and open source software. We've created this channel as a way of helping people interested in open source software find talks, discussions, presentations, and interviews about that topic.
Today, growth opportunities abound in the mobile space. The key challenge for the open source community moving forward is addressing how the customers' needs for mobilization across multiple architectures can be met by open source. How does Intel intend to support the open source community in the move to data mobility on multiple platform types?
One of the greatest challenges for open source in the next few years is to understand and adapt to the paradigm shift implicit in network computing, and to shed the legacy thinking of the desktop era. In this presentation, Tim will highlight these issues and discuss enterprise strategies for leveraging this alternative world of 'open source.'
Linux, with its widely promised benefit of Reduced Total Cost of Ownership, is the new enterprise-wide OS in many large organizations today. Whether the subject is server consolidation or pervasive computing, this presentation highlights the differences between hype and reality for true business success.
Panel members include: Sarah Friar, Goldman Sachs (Moderator),
Sam Greenblatt, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect, Linux,
Technology Group, Computer Associates,
John Fowler, CTO, Software, Sun Microsystems,
Stephen Walli, Business Development Manager, Platforms, Microsoft,
Doron Gerstel, CEO, Zend
Open source is not a panacea. Stone explains how top vendors will recognize open and closed source software as either complements or substitutes to existing products, and deliver accordingly.
Open source can help accelerate the adoption of open standards and help drive new business opportunities like web services and grid. But it's still about solving customer problems even in an open source world.
Come learn about how the HPC marketplace is using SGI Altix platforms to innovate, create, and understand their world better, faster, and more cost effectively.
Panel members: Murugan Pal, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (Moderator),
Jeff Hawkins, Vice President, Linux Business Office, Novell,
Jeremy White, CEO, CodeWeavers,
Scott Dietzen, CTO, BEA,
Dave Fraser, Chief Marketing Officer, Wind River Systems
Lessig sketches the boundaries of protection that intellectual property law should set on code, but argues that extremism is now defeating these limits, just as perpetual copyright has in the media world. The consequence is an environment within which modular creativity is increasingly constrained.
Learn when to use open source software profitably in your business, how to pick a license, how to build relationships with the open source community, and how to manage open source projects in your organization, along with your proprietary software. This talk is based on Hewlett-Packard's experience with open source and Martin's book, "The Business and Economics of Linux and Open Source."