[Baypiggies] Fwd: [opensource] [UPDATED] "Innovation Goes Public" by Bruce Perens - March 6th
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Subject: [opensource] [UPDATED] "Innovation Goes Public" by Bruce
Perens - March 6th
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The Stanford Open Source Lab is pleased to present "Innovation Goes
Public", a talk by Bruce Perens, a leader in the Free Software and
Open Source community and the creator of the Open Source Definition.
Please save the date for this lunchtime talk on March 6th (lunch will
be provided). Please forward this to anyone you think might be
Innovation Goes Public
a talk by Bruce Perens
Thursday March 6th from 12-1:30 (lunch will be provided)
Psychology Building, Jordan Hall, Room 420-041
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?
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 pros.
Bruce Perens is a leader in the Free Software and Open Source
community. He advises large corporations and several national
governments on Open Source policy. He is creator of the Open Source
Definition, the manifesto of the Open Source movement in Software.
Perens is a vice president at Sourcelabs, a venture-funded company
that provides Open Source services to Wall Street. He is a visiting
researcher at Agder University in Norway, funded by a national grant.
He was HP's first Senior Global Strategist for Linux and Open Source,
and was Senior Research Scientist for Open Source with George
Washington University's Cyber Security Policy Research Institute. The
Bruce Perens' Open Source Series from Prentice Hall published 24
titles with Perens as series editor. Perens previously spent 20 years
in the computer graphic animation industry, 12 of them at Pixar
Animation Studios. He has a credit on the films A Bug's Life and Toy
This talk is co-sponsored by the Academic Technology Specialist
program, the Center for Internet & Society, IT Services and Symbolic
A flyer for this talk can be downloaded from here:
Please let us know (opensource at lists.stanford.edu) if you are able to
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