Business

Covering the businesses centered around open source, and those that use it in their infrastructure. From marketing and management to licensing and money.

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Location: D135
Kevin Shockey (Mis Tribus)
Average rating: **...
(2.29, 7 ratings)
With an infinite marketplace, every product must compete for resources and attention. Most projects turn into a resource management issue; how much do you have and how what do you use it on? One of the most successful ways to get the resources you need is to secure your own financing. This tutorial examines popular alternatives and gives free culture case-studies to identify best practices. Read more.
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Location: E145
Brian Olore (The Boeing Company), Katie Gengler (The Boeing Company)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
Why do you decide to use Open Source Software? How do you choose one Open Source project over another? Join us for a discussion of the critical factors to consider to "mitigate risk" when choosing to use a project, including techniques for living with that choice. We'll talk about several different projects that we have integrated to various ends: success, forking, adoption, and abandonment. Read more.
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Location: E145
Thierry Carrez (OpenStack)
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(3.40, 5 ratings)
As open source becomes ubiquitous, open innovation becomes the new frontier. How do we create truly collaborative multi-company open source projects, and how do we make them successful ? This talk will reflect back on the good and the bad of the OpenStack project experience to distill ten principles that anyone should apply to their own open innovation projects. Read more.
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Location: E145
Bassam Kurdali (URCHN)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Artist, programmer, entrepreneur and activist Bassam Kurdali on the non-traditional URCHN.ORG animation studio, the Tube Open Movie, F/LOSS for independent filmmaking, art work and doing business in the commons. Read more.
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Location: E145
Gil Elbaz (Factual)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Hiding data in a siilo no longer needs to be the status quo. Indeed, this presentation argues that it shouldn’t be. In this presentation, Gil Elbaz will discuss the detriments of hiding data and the relationship between data accessibility and innovation. Read more.
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Location: E145
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 12 ratings)
Software Freedom™ doesn't come from access to the source code any more than Freedom of the Press comes from the ability to take apart the machines that print the newspaper. The App Store has changed the software industry to create software freedom without access to source code. Read more.
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Location: E145
Tim Sammut (Cisco Security Research and Operations)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
The use of Open Source Software in products or services can create numerous benefits; however, it simultaneously presents security challenges that are often overlooked. How do you learn of new vulnerabilities in OSS that you use? How do you effectively manage and track those issues? How do you disclose issues to your customers? This session will address these questions and many more. Read more.
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Location: D136
Moderated by: Peter Zaitsev
Database backed Full-Text Search (MySQL) and why companies like Craigslist, LivingSocial, and Boardreader from a technical perspective have chosen to utilize Sphinx. Read more.
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Location: E145
Brian LeRoux (Adobe Systems)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Nitobi Software quietly lead a mobile web revolution creating and fostering the PhoneGap project eventually growing it to millions of users worldwide. In late 2011, Nitobi was acquired by Adobe Systems. This talk will go through the transition of small software consultancy working part time on a free software project growing into a small team in a large company dedicated to the same project. Read more.
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Location: E145
Karl Fogel (Open Tech Strategies, LLC), Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
We've assembled the first comprehensive history of open source in the US government -- all the major events, publications, policy, and code releases we could collect. And it's mashable. From that data, we learn how the government adopts open source, how policies affects adoption, and how governments have most effectively encouraged their own open source use. Read more.
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Location: E145
David Kobia (Ushahidi Inc)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
Ushahidi, an open source project had many early successes in crowdsourced mapping and has had to deal with issues of scale, accessibility and security with ever increasing geo-political concerns. Ushahidi has also taken aim at big data’s problems of verification, aggregation and context with a tool called SwiftRiver. We’ve had many interesting challenges. Join us for lessons and dialogue. Read more.
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Location: E145
Jacob Thornton (Twitter)
Average rating: *....
(1.92, 13 ratings)
What was learnt during Bootstraps rapid rise to the number one position on github? What went wrong? What went right? How were we lucky? What's coming next? CSS. Markup. JS. Co-authoring. Community. Press. A new toolkit. A new language. Read more.
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Location: E145
Shane Curcuru (The Apache Software Foundation)
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(3.00, 1 rating)
What is the single most valuable part of an open source project? Its brand. When everyone can fork your code on their own, a project's brand is the most important thing to understand and maintain for the benefit of the project's core technical community. Learn how communities can intelligently manage their reputation, and companies can respectfully use the brand. Read more.
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Location: E145
Mishi Choudhary (Software Freedom Law Center), Deb Nicholson (Open Invention Network), Justin Colannino (Ropes & Gray LLP)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
The intense commercial competition between technology companies is driving large volumes of complex and often multi-jurisdictional patent litigation. With the de facto possibility of patenting software related ideas in various countries, free and open source software developers must understand the patent risks inherent in the development and distribution of their software. Read more.
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Location: E145
Mohamed Elmallah (Children's Hospital of Los Angeles)
You have been there before, wondering why do we pay all this money in licensing while we can go Open Source. You work for government, non-profit, healthcare, or an IT consulting company, you propose Open Source, but you find objections. If you are lucky enough to get an Open Source project going, you meet resistance and many challenges. Well, you are not alone. Let's contemplate on few stories. Read more.
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Location: E145
Diane Mueller (ActiveState), David Mertz (IBM developerWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Companies are thinking long & hard about legal & regulatory implications of cloud computing. No matter what efficiency gains are, Legal often directs IT to steer clear of any service that eliminates their ability to keep sensitive information out of the hands of Federal prosecutors. As the fog clears on the US Patriot Act, best practices are emerging to enable corporations to move to the cloud. Read more.
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Location: E145
Jacinta Richardson (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
You have a great business idea and your friends and colleagues are supportive and tell you that you can do it. The forms have been filled in, you've said goodbye to your rat-race job, and you're investing your energy into getting things done. Still, despite how compelling your idea is, you're not making any money and your savings are dwindling. What are you doing wrong? Read more.

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