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Wednesday, October 30 • 14:25 - 15:00
Business Models & Open Source Licenses in 2019: Can We All Get Along? - Jeffrey Borek, IBM & Stephen Walli, Microsoft

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The open source definition is over 20 years old. Cloudera and Hortonworks have completed their all-stock merger of their software companies. Major companies in the open source ecosystem are being snapped up by traditional IT companies. Seems like a good business model, yes? But Stephen would like to observe that despite these successes, there is NO open source business model.

Jeffrey would beg to differ! From data centers to the cloud, from self-driving cars to drones - open source software is everywhere. Major enterprise companies that are bottom-line driven are changing the way they participate in open source, starting to actively engage and contribute to open source projects - not just consume them as products. Having OS in your business model looks great, or does it?

Over the last year a major conflict has emerged between Cloud Platforms and VCs looking to make $$$ with open source. Join this session to hear their unique points of view and debate what is, and what comes next.

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Stephen Walli

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Stephen is a principal program manager in the Azure Office of the CTO at Microsoft. He is the governing board chair for the Confidential Computing Consortium. Prior to Microsoft, he has been a distinguished technologist (HPE), technical executive, a founder, a consultant, a writer... Read More →
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Jeffrey Borek

WW Program Director, IBM
Jeffrey Borek is a senior technology and communications professional with over twenty years of leadership and technical experience in the Software, Telecommunications, and Information Technology industries. He is currently the leader of the OSPO at IBM, and works in the Open Technologies... Read More →

Wednesday October 30, 2019 14:25 - 15:00
Rhone 3B
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