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Emphasis on "source"

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The “source” is the code. It is also the “data”. It is the documentation, the artwork, the community. If the exposition is impenetrable, a friendly license can’t encourage uptake. Conversely, proprietary implementations which are immediately understandable are often desirable. We will examine successful and failed projects and examine how attention to the craftsmanship of the source trumps openness.

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Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz


Robert (a/k/a r0ml) Lefkowitz is the CTO at Sharewave. He has previously held senior technology positions at AT&T Wireless and Morgan Stanley — and is a frequent speaker on the intersection between software and literacy. He is a Distinguished Engineer of the ACM.

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Alison Chaiken
07/28/2011 1:43pm PDT

r0ml shows again why he’s one of the most popular speakers in our community. A talk with an important point to make that was immensely entertaining to boot.

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Jerry Hilts
07/27/2011 3:52pm PDT

Once again, r0ml’s presentation was outstanding: entertaining and humorous while making interesting and profound points.