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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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