Your Work in Open Source, the Numbers

Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.)
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
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Google crawls more than just web pages, we also crawl source code. Ever wondered just how much open source code is out there? What licenses is all that code under? Which projects are the most shared? We’ll try to answer these questions in this talk.

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Chris DiBona

Google, Inc.

Chris DiBona is the Director of Open Source for Mountain View, Ca based Google, Inc. His job includes managing open source related compliance and outreach programs for the company. More information about Google’s open source program can be found at http://code.google.com/opensource.

Before joining Google, Mr. DiBona was an editor/author for the hugely popular online website slashdot.org and he is an internationally known advocate of open source software and related methodologies. He co-edited the award winning essay compilations “Open Sources” and “Open Sources 2.0” for O’Reilly and writes for a great number of publications. He was briefly the Linux guy on TechTV, starred in Floss Weekly and speaks on a variety of open source issues internationally.

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Federico Lucifredi
08/02/2009 6:33pm PDT

Liked this keynote best, I guess I am a sucker for hard facts over all the philosophizing :)

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Timothy Ace
07/23/2009 4:58pm PDT

Some interesting observations. I especially like the GPLv2 / GPLv3 comparison.

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