Past Meetup

"Does the cloud kill open source?" Richard Seroter aims to answer!

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Does the cloud kill open source? What's the state of OSS and how have public clouds advanced (and challenged) it? In this talk, Richard is going to take a look at the landscape, discuss the recent license changes by software vendors, and get into what the future holds for us trying to put bread on the table working with open source!

After the talk we'll reconvene at a nearby location for conversations and refreshments.


6:30pm Food & Conversations
7:00pm Introduction & Announcements
7:10pm Presentation.
7:45pm We'll wrap up the talk.
7:55pm Trek to ... ?? where should we go ?? Want to sponsor the meetup or drinks, check out
8:00pm After meetup drinks & conversation at ?? TBD ??.


We'll be meeting The Maxwell Hotel, in one of their fancy meeting rooms. It's a "Staypineapple Hotel" which I've no idea.

- KC Metro 3 or 4 route and get off at/near the QFC at Mercer & 5th. It's 1 block north to Roy and ~3-4 blocks west on Roy St.
- D Line between Seattle & Ballard, get off at Mercer St & Queen Anne Ave N and travel 1 block north to Roy St and east ~3-4 blocks.
- 2, 13, or 29 to 1st Ave N & Mercer St, then go 0.40 north to Roy St and ~3-4 blocks east.

- Board downtown at Westlake, travel north and get off at Seattle Center Monorail station. Travel one block section west by the Seattle Children's Museum, then turn north and pass the fancy International Fountain and Seattle Center Exhibition Hall coming to Mercer St, continue to Roy St and the location is 0.3 blocks on the right.

- Best route coming from the east is cut down under Aurora on Mercer where the cycle track is, it's a beautiful ride, and then right on 5th and left to the PBL on Roy St ~3-4 blocks to the location.
- Coming from the west or "the other side of the tracks" cross at the Thomas St Overpass.
- From the south take 2nd Ave cycle track to Denny, cross and stay on 2nd through the beautiful Seattle Center. At Roy St turn right and travel ~2-3 blocks.
- If you're coming from the north from in Queen Anne I'm still collecting data. Any input is welcome.