[BALUG-Announce] Bruce Perens @ BALUG (Feb 19th)
Tue Feb 5 23:02:07 PST 2008
Bruce Perens will be giving a talk titled "Innovation Goes Public" at the
Bay Area Linux Users Group (BALUG) on February 19th. (See the abstract
If you'd like to come, please RSVP:
If you haven't been to BALUG in a while, this a great opportunity to check
out what we're up to... and who knows you may just wind up eating dinner
with Bruce Perens at your table.
Upcoming 2008 speakers include:
Feb 19th - Bruce Perens
March 25th (New Date) - Mark Shuttleworth (Ubuntu/Canonical)
April 15th - Eric Allman (Sendmail)
May 20th - Jeremy Allison (Samba)
June 17th - Andrew Morton (Linux kernel)
July 15th - Mike Linksvayer (Creative Commons)
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February 19th, 2008
Four Seas Restaurant
731 Grant Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94108
The meetings are always free, but dinner is $13
ABSTRACT: "Innovation Goes Public"
Presented by Bruce Perens, co-founder of the Open Source initiative
Open Source provides much of the software infrastructure for many of the
world's largest companies and organizations: Merrill Lynch, Google, Pixar,
Amazon, the City of New York, and probably you - although you might not
know it. Innovative products like Linux, Firefox, and Apache are the
market-leaders in their sectors, but there are tens of thousands of Open
Source programs, used for just about everything. But the economics of Open
Source are non-intuitive: how can you make money by giving software away?
Why did IBM de-emphasize AIX, after spending Billions, in favor of Linux,
the product of a loose collaboration of programmers that it can never
control? How can the world's greatest city trust Open Source to help
manage its jails?
Bruce Perens will show how Open Source is often the most effective
strategy for creating and utilizing new innovation. He will explain the
economics of Open Source and how it works for profit-generating companies.
His talk will be clear to beginners yet informative even for Open Source
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