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Global Open Source Trends and Public Initiatives

I’ll be moderating the experts panel on “Global Open Source Trends and Public Initiatives” at the half-day Global Open Source Conference on March 24th, 2008, in San Francisco. Panel participants are Mark Radcliffe of DLA Piper, Sander Ruiter from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Tony Wasserman of CMU West, and Arnaud Le Hors of IBM. The event precedes the Open Source Business Conference which will start the next day.

Global Open Source Conference

Monday March 24, 2008


SDForum’s 2008 Global Open Source Conference on globalization of open source will include leading industry and government experts examining the worldwide causes and effects of open source software and its impact on commerce strategies, investment planning, legal issues and government policy.

Open source is changing the global software industry as governments create new policies mandating use of open source and as international markets open. In response, hundreds of new companies are formed to support, nurture and commercialize open source to take advantage of the opportunities. As a result, end users are deploying open source throughout their companies in literally every vertical and horizontal market.

The SDForum 2008 Global Open Source Conference will address the unique nature of open source software trends; the role of governments; the impact of globalization on open source commerce; the distinctive characteristics of investment; the different legal aspects of a globally distributed IP community; plus the growth characteristics of the global open source community.

Register at: www.sdforum.org/globalopensource

12:00pm – 12:45pm – Registration and Networking Lunch

12:45pm – 1:00pm – Welcome Remarks

1:00pm – 1:45pm – Keynote: Marten Mickos, MySQL

1:45pm – 2:45pm – Panel Discussion “Global Open Source Trends and Public Initiatives”

  • Mark Radcliffe – DLA Piper
  • Sander Ruiter, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • Tony Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Arnaud Le Hors, IBM
  • Moderator: Dirk Riehle, SAP

2:45pm – 3:00pm – Coffee Break

3:00pm – 4:00pm – Entrepreneur Panel: Learning Lessons from around the World

  • Don Brown, Atlassian
  • Daniel Chalef, Knowledge Tree
  • Ismael Ghamili, Intalio
  • Chander Kant, Zmanda
  • Moderator: Andrew Aitken, Olliance Group

4:00pm – 5:00pm Panel discussion: “Venture Panel: Where is the money?”

  • Vineet Buch, Blue Run Ventures
  • Kevin Efrusy, Accel
  • John Occhipinti, Woodside Fund
  • Rory O’Driscoll, Scale Ventures

5:00pm – 5:15pm Closing Remarks

Location: Swissnex Annex, 730 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Pricing: $85 – SDForum members, $100 – non-members, $30- Platinum Pass

Register at: www.sdforum.org/globalopensource


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