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Bruce Perens Talk on March 6

March 7, 2008 - 1:00pm

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 interested.

When: March 6th, 12-1:30

Where: Psychology Building, Jordan Hall, Room 420-041

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.

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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 pros.

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Feel free to download the flyer attached below and post it.

This talk is co-sponsored by the ATS program, Sybolic Systems, and IT Services.

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