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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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October 22-24 | Conference
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Tuesday, October 23 • 14:30 - 15:10
The Great Debate: Is There An Open Source Business Model, YES or NO? - Jeffrey Borek, IBM & Stephen Walli, Microsoft

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The open source definition is over 20 years old. Red Hat is a multi-billion dollar company. MySQL and JBoss have had great acquisition exits. Cloudera and Hortonworks are well on their way to becoming the next billion-dollar software companies. But Stephen would like to observe that despite these successes, there is NO open source business model. 

But wait, Jeffrey would beg to differ! From data centers to the cloud, from self-driving cars to drones - open source software is everywhere. Major companies that are bottom-line driven are starting to actively engage and contribute to open source projects. 

Join this lively session with Stephen and Jeffrey as they compare and contrast the current state of the OS ecosystem, share their unique point of view, and debate what is and what comes next.

Speakers
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Jeff Borek

WW Program Director of Open Technology, IBM
Jeffrey Borek is a WW Program Director of Open Technology in the IBM Digital Business Group responsible for IBM Open Source Program Office, WW Standards, and open technologies. He has 20+ years of experience in the software industry including assignments in business and technical... Read More →
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Stephen Walli

Principle Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a principal program manager at Microsoft in the Azure Office of the CTO. I've worked with Docker, been a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett-Packard, technical director at the Outercurve Foundation, founded an open source start-up, and been a writer and consultant. I've been... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 14:30 - 15:10
Cromdale Hall A, Level -2

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