Today, I’ll be at the CeBIT Forum on open source and smart services to discuss business models based on open source and review a few examples, together with always fabulous Peter Ganten, CEO of Univention, a German Linux distributor. Catch me at 1pm today (2018-06-13) in room München (Munich) on the (CeBIT) Hannover Messegelände (i.e. the convention center).
On June 20th, the the 2017 Bitkom Open Source Forum will take place in Berlin. In my opinion, this is the best vendor-neutral opportunity in Germany to meet and listen to open source experts and how open source is shaping the German and international software industry. I will present my main blockbuster talk on
why software vendors, large and small, “give away their intellectual property” by contributing to an open source project.
Essentially, I will be talking about the business models and industry strategies underlying contribution to and leadership of open source projects, platforms, and foundations. Participation is free, even for non-members, and I recommend you register early (by email) to make sure you get a seat at the table.