Web Services: How Can Open Source Software Compete?

Stephen O'Grady (Redmonk), Evan Prodromou (StatusNet Inc), Aaron Williamson (Software Freedom Law Center), Mark Hinkle (Socialized Software), John Pugh (Canonical, Ltd), Allan Foster (ForgeRock US)
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Creating “free” web services will require more than just making web services using AGPL licensed software. We’ll need trusted providers, protections around how data can be used and all the social aspects that the current web services have. We now have several free and open web services. Come hear what people are doing to define and create “free” web services. We need you!

Stephen O’Grady, RedMonk
Dear Providers: Open Source Everything You Can

Allan Foster, ForgeRock US

John Pugh, Canonical

Aaron Williamson, Software Freedom Law Center
Nobody Cares About Your Stupid App

Evan Prodromou, StatusNet Inc.

Metcalfe’s Law and Freedom in the Cloud

Mark Hinkle, Zenoss
Three Considerations for Preventing Cloud Lock-In

Stephen O'Grady

Redmonk

Stephen is a Principal Analyst and co-founder of RedMonk, and addresses the full spectrum of infrastructure software from development to deployment, including operating systems, application languages and platforms, and database technologies, with a special focus on open source.

Before setting up RedMonk, Stephen assisted in building out the Enterprise Content Management and Enterprise Portal knowledge set at Illuminata by drawing on his real world expertise in implementing such products for leading systems integrators. Prior to joining Illuminata, Stephen served in various senior capacities with large systems integration firms like Keane and boutique consultancies like Blue Hammock.

Regularly cited in publications such as the New York Times, BusinessWeek, the Boston Globe, and the Wall Street Journal, and a popular speaker and moderator on the conference circuit, Stephen’s advice and opinion is well respected throughout the industry.

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Evan Prodromou

StatusNet Inc

Evan is the founder and CTO of StatusNet Inc and lead developer of
StatusNet, the Open Source social networking software. He also chairs the
W3C group for federated social web technologies. Originally from San
Francisco, he now lives and works in Montreal.

Aaron Williamson

Software Freedom Law Center

Aaron is an attorney with the Software Freedom Law Center, where he advises free software projects and developers. At SFLC, Aaron has counseled developers on license compatibility, patent liability, forming nonprofits, clean-room development, and many other issues. He also has a B.S. in computer science and writes code when he’s not lawyering.

Mark Hinkle

Socialized Software

Previous Editor in Chief of LinuxWorld and Enterprise Open Source Magazines. Syndicated blogger and freelancer for LinuxWorld.com, Linux Today, and Enterprise Open Source Magazine. Co-founder of the Linux Desktop Consortium and Open Management Consortium.

John Pugh

Canonical, Ltd

As a Software Partner Manager for Canonical, Ltd, John is responsible for managing and recruiting software partners to support the Ubuntu Server ecosystem. John is also one of the principals in the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud team and well versed in all aspects of technology.

Allan Foster

ForgeRock US

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