Simon Phipps: Open Source Revolution

Our first speaker is industry guru Simon Phipps, who will discuss:

* Open source's history and present day significance
* Will API Copyrights & Standards patents kill open source?
* Is Microsoft serious about open source this time?
* Is open source relevant in the cloud?

Q&A to follow!

About Simon:
* Director, Open Source Initiative (OSI)
* Blogger and writer for InfoWorld UK

* Led the open source movement for Java, Solaris UNIX and SPARC

Come early for great food, drinks, music and prizes!
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  • Amanda S.

    June 21, 2012

  • Clint A.

    Very knowledgeable and entertaining! I liked how he discussed past civilizations in his introduction which uncovered the origins of the open source concept in society today.

    May 16, 2012

  • Hozefa

    It was very insightful. Liked the knowledge of the speaker.

    May 16, 2012

  • Marilyn S.

    Very informative. I've been following open source for 20 years. And, back in the 70's I was horrified when the notion of software patents was promoted. Because I do not subscript to any of the publications where Simon regularly writes, I did not know of him. Now, I will follow him.

    May 16, 2012

  • Val H.


    May 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Absolutely first class. Very engaging speaker, with interesting ideas. Definitely worth the trip from Oakland.

    May 16, 2012

  • Donna

    very interesting - lots of good information and insights

    May 15, 2012

  • Lou

    he is very interesting - well spoken - very insightful - great choice

    May 15, 2012

  • Aimie A.

    for those tweeters....#techX

    May 15, 2012

  • Aimie A.

    samosas are vegan..confirmed!

    May 15, 2012

  • Lou

    thanks Aimie - but I should have simply asked about vegan food - thanks (ie: vegetarian without dairy) - I need to know because if there is no vegan then we will will eat somewhere else before coming to the paypal site

    May 15, 2012

  • Aimie A.


    May 15, 2012

  • Lou

    any vegetarian / vegan free food?

    May 15, 2012

  • Praveen A.

    interesting news from EU about API Copyrights -­

    May 11, 2012

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