SpikeSource CEO Kim Polese announced that her company would create a distribution that includes SugarCRM and the LAMP stack that enterprises can just plug into their enterprise and keep it current will all the patches and updates as part its support service. More from OSBC.
From left: Ken Rudin, CEO LucidEra; Andy Astor, CEO EnterpriseDB; Dave Dargo, SVP Ingres; Curtis Edge, CIO The Christian Science Monitor; and Ken Jacobs, vice president of product strategy for servers, discuss the effects of commercialization on open source production at OSBC.
From left: Billy Marshall, CEO of rPath; Nancy Faigen, general manager of Linux at Novell; John Roberts, CEO of SugarCRM; and Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL, discuss the impact of open source in the enterprise. More from OSBC.
Stanford Law Professor Larry Lessig gave one of his signature talks about the tension between the old world of master controllers (cable and telcos owning the pipes) and the new world of creative and innovative commons fostered by the Internet and digital media. So far the digerati have been out-lobbied in the corridors of power in Washington D.C. More from OSBC.
From left: Bob Sutor, vice president of open source and standards at IBM; Stephen Walli, vice president of open source development at Optaros; Jason Matusow, who led Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative; Tim Bray, director of Web technologies at Sun; and Andrew Updegrove, partner at Gesmer Updegrove LLP debate the relationship between open source and open standards at OSBC.