Jim Whitehurst reflects on his first 90 days in office, says Linux company has not been good leader in industry or getting enterprises involved in community development
From L to R; Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth; Ingres CEO Roger Burkhardt; SugarCRM Chair and CEO John Roberts; MySQL EVP Zack Urlocker; Acquia VP Jeff Whatcott and host Michael Skok, general partner of North Bridge Venture Partners
MySQL EVP Zack Urlocker
Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth, left, and Microsoft Chief IP Attorney Brad Smith discuss parallels and differences of open source and proprietary business models at end of day panel
Mark Shuttleworth jokes with Microsoft IP Chief Brad Smith that downloading Vista SP1 is like installing "airbags in a car."
SugarCRM sail party on the bay
SugarCRM Chair and CEO John Roberts, 3rd from left, hosts OSBC party aboard catamaran in San Francisco Bay Monday night
Knowledge Tree CEO Daniel Chalef Knowledge Tree Live is expected to launch within next few weeks. On demand open source document management SaaS is aimed at SMBs
Alfresco Services Director Jean Barmash
Alfresco VP Matt Asay opened OSBC noting that VCs invested $2 billion in open source firms and in a year it was returned with purchase of MySQL for $1 billion, Zimbra for $350 million, Xen for $500 million and Trolltech for $150 million.
Linux Foundation Exec Director Jim Zemlin and Microsoft Linux & Interop Director Sam Ramji exchange kudos at OSBC
"We're not purely Machiavellian .. I love open source." Oracle dominates in $18 billion proprietray databas market, MySQL leads in $150 million open source dbase market
Ubuntu Mark Shuttleworth said launch of "Hardy Heron" in April is most significant product launch in company history
Shuttleworth chats with OSBC attendees
From left to right; RedMonk analyst Stephen O'Grady; Gesmer Updegrove partner Andrew Updegrove; and SteeleEye Technology CTO James Bottomly drill Microsoft's Brad Smith about its interop and open source plans. Shuttleworth to far left
Microsoft is making moves to interoperability. At OSBC, Microsoft announced publication of 600 pages of documentation for XAML specification