The open source effect

Summary:At the Churchill Club forum held on June 21, several open source company executives discussed the "Open Source Effect." The "effect" is the growing popularity of open source software in a broad range of categories and environments, as well as the cultural shift to less proprietary solutions.

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At the Churchill Club forum held on June 21, several open source company executives discussed the "Open Source Effect." The "effect" is the growing popularity of open source software in a broad range of categories and environments, as well as the cultural shift to less proprietary solutions. At the same time, open source software companies have to nuture communities of open source developers to contribute their expertise and time. The speakers included:

Andy Astor, CEO, EnterpriseDB Corporation Stuart Cohen, CEO, Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) Marc Fleury, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Red Hat, JBoss Division Rich Green, Executive Vice President, Software, Sun Microsystems Kim Polese, CEO, SpikeSource

The moderator for the event was Sarah Lacy of BusinessWeek. The podcast is available for download here.

Topics: Open Source

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