DOSUG Meeting

Considerations for Using Open Source Technologies:

Many of us rely on open-source software every day, and work in places that adopt it without controversy. Nevertheless, we can't forget that some very conservative—one might say reactionary!—organizations still put up barriers to using the open-source tools and libraries we know and love. This is a problem worth fixing.

Josh Asbury, Director of the Americas for Liferay, discusses important considerations when using open source technologies for mission-critical applications, as well as strategies for overcoming obstacles to adopting open-source solutions within the organization. He will cover:

•  How to make a non-technical case for open source software

• Typical barriers to open source adoption

• How legal and procurement teams see open source 

• What indemnification means and why it matters

• Or long-term code management solutions — to contribute your code or not

• How open source impacts your support model

• The value an active developer community provides your team. 

Speaker Bio

Joshua Asbury is Liferay's Director of the Americas. Josh draws on his experience in deploying enterprise portal strategy, software development and business process analysis to ensure that customers are positioned for success with Liferay. Before joining Liferay in 2009, Josh held positions at SDRC, Hillenbrand Industries' Batesville Casket Company division, and his own portal development company. Josh holds a B.S. in Systems Analysis from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Bonus Sponsor

The speaker for this event is being sponsored by Perficient [NASDAQ: PRFT], a national technology consulting company. Perficient is one of the most decorated IBM, Microsoft, TIBCO, Oracle, and Salesforce.com partners in North America, with over 2,000 experts delivering business-driven technology solutions. Perficient became a Liferay Gold Solutions Partner in 2013.

Perficient will be giving away a Kindle Fire HD tablet (8.9" 32GB) to a lucky DOSUG attendee.

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  • Mason G.

    Lots of great people, and an extremely interesting talk!

    April 5

  • Jim M.

    Great talk on the use of open-source in the context of a business

    1 · April 3

  • John C.

    Thanks, Josh, for flying out from Ohio to support DOSUG! I know you put a lot of time into preparing the presentation. Thanks also to the group for the great discussion. Meetups are always best when interactive!

    April 2

  • Anna

    Josh - great presentation! I was impressed with the number of users you have in your community and the support behind that. (That's some serious "strength in numbers"!) Liked the open Q&A with the DOSUG group and your answer to what technologies LifeRay supports…. *mind blown*. Good engagement! It was great to see everyone again - (oh how I've missed you all :) Looking forward to the next meeting and expanding my knowledge base. I'll bring the beer. :) If you don't know who I am say hi next month! I don't bite....er...well...maybe.

    1 · April 2

  • Chris E.

    As a first timer at DOSUG I felt welcome and was immediately greeted walking through the door. I really enjoyed the conversation amoun the several individuals I spoke with and the speaker for Life Ray was outstanding. Ironically enough I had just spoken with a gentleman who was very skilled in Life Ray and had no idea what he was talking about. This was very enlightening and gave me a perspective on what open source can do for others. I appreciate the warm welcome and TEKsystems is happy to continue supporting DOSUG with Pizza and Positions!

    2 · April 2

  • Alan R.

    One of the top meetups I've ever attended. Great topic, great speaker! Worth the hour each way to attend.

    5 · April 1

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