[BALUG-Announce] Bruce Perens @ BALUG (TONIGHT!)

Andrew Fife afife@untangle.com
Tue Feb 19 10:42:40 PST 2008

Hi Folks:

This is a reminder that Bruce Perens will be speaking at BALUG Tonight.
(See the abstract below)  So, if you'd like to come, its time to get your
RSVP in: 

**Why RSVP??**

Well, don't worry we won't turn you away, but the RSVPs really help the
Four Seas Restaurant plan the meal and they ensure that we're able to eat
upstairs in the private banquet room.

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)
  Aug 19th - TBD
  Sept 16th - Ian Murdock (Debian & Sun)

So why not signup for BALUG's extremely low volume announce list:


Meeting Details...

  February 19th, 2008 (TONIGHT!) 
  Four Seas Restaurant
  731 Grant Ave.
  San Francisco, CA 94108
  PARKING:  http://www.portsmouthsquaregarage.com/


  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

Andrew Fife
Untangle - Open Source Security Gateway

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