An Interview with Gianugo Rabellino

Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Gianugo Rabellino (Microsoft)
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
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Microsoft’s journey into open source has been eventful, and even unexpected. Five years ago, few would have predicted the importance to the company of open source projects such Node.JS, Hadoop and even Linux.

Hot on the heels of Microsoft becoming a top-20 contributor to the Linux kernel, this year saw the launch of Microsoft Open Technologies, a new subsidiary that focuses on open source, interoperability and open standards.

OSCON program chair Edd Dumbill will interview Gianugo Rabellino, Microsoft’s senior director of open source communities.

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Edd Dumbill

Silicon Valley Data Science

Edd Dumbill is a technologist, writer and programmer based in California. He’s helping drive businesses with data as VP Strategy for Silicon Valley Data Science.

Edd was the founding program chair for the O’Reilly Strata, and chaired the Open Source Convention for six years. He is Editor in Chief of the journal Big Data.

Edd was the founder and creator of the Expectnation conference management system, and a co-founder of the Pharmalicensing.com online intellectual property exchange.

A veteran of open source, Edd has contributed to various projects, such as Debian and GNOME, and created the DOAP Vocabulary for describing software projects.

Edd has written four books, including O’Reilly’s “Learning Rails”. He writes regularly on Google+ and on his blog at eddology.com.

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Gianugo Rabellino

Microsoft

Gianugo Rabellino is the Senior Director for Open Source Communities at Microsoft. He is also a Vice President of the Apache XML Project Management Committee and Founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Sourcesense.

Gianugo has a deep understanding of open source technologies and platforms, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the group of passionate and committed individuals who share his same enthusiasm for interoperability and openness between Microsoft and non-Microsoft platforms.

He blogs at http://boldlyopen.com/.

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Christopher Neugebauer
07/27/2012 9:34pm PDT

A sponsor keynote disguised as an interview. More content like this would make me strongly question whether it were worthwhile attending OSCON keynotes in the future.

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Alex Martelli
07/19/2012 9:58am PDT

A more structured overview of what all MS is doing with/to Open Source would have provided more easily digestible information than the somewhat rambling free-flow interview did.

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