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OSBC: enterprise applications next wave for open source

This morning kicked off the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco, where a mixed crowd of IT enterprise customers and vendors, lawyers, and venture capitalists rubbed elbows as they contemplated open source market strategies. In his keynote, Larry Augustin, CEO of Medsphere, left everyone with no doubt that the next frontier for open source software development is the applications space.

April 5, 2005 by Chris Jablonski


Sun: The network is your computer?

Jonathan Schwartz closed his keynote at the Open Source Business Conference with his best imitation of a United Nations official, calling upon the world to adopt free and open source software (acronym alert: FOSS) as the way to stimulate third-world economies and unleash a major wave of technology innovation from the global community.

April 5, 2005 by Dan Farber


Attack of the empowered consumer

I spent this morning at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association confab in San Francisco, taking in the keynote panel [see a video clip] entitled "Attack of empowered consumer: Understanding new media markets." The first part of the session title is a typical Hollywood movie come-on, but the second part accurately described the issues that the cable and every other media outlet are facing.

April 4, 2005 by Dan Farber