September 27-30, 2021
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Monday, September 27 • 11:25am - 12:05pm
(IN-PERSON) Lessons Learned from Open Source in Business - Dave Neary, Red Hat

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Open source has had a massive impact on the world of technology over the past 20 years. The business impacts of open source are still not well understood, however. There are frequent debates over the best open source business models, or which companies are most successful at open source. We started the Open Source in Business interview series in the Fall of 2020 to sink our teeth into the nuanced questions around open source:

* Why are so many standards bodies and large enterprise companies creating Open Source Program Offices, and what do they do?
* What impact does open source have on your business model and Go-To-Market planning as a start-up?
* How can open source start-ups compete against the large Cloud vendors on hosted services?
* Are we suffering through an open source software maintenance crisis, and what can we do about it?
* What do you have to think about when building a product offering on top of open source components?

Through two seasons of the series, we have explored these topics in depth with industry and open source experts, and several common threads and lessons have been running through these interviews. In this presentation, Dave will share the principal lessons he has taken from the series, and from his own experience.

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Dave Neary

Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Dave Neary is part the Open Source Program Office at Red Hat. He hosts the interview series "Open Source in Business", exploring the many ways open source impacts the business world, from start-ups to enterprise adoption. Dave has been active in free and open source communities for... Read More →

Monday September 27, 2021 11:25am - 12:05pm PDT
Room 402