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Monday, October 28 • 17:10 - 17:45
Free and Open: A Historical Perspective - Gordon Haff, Red Hat

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Software freedom. Open source development approaches. Commercial business models that incorporate open source software in some fashion. These interrelated threads have always had points of conflict and that has never been truer than in today’s cloud era.

In this talk, Red Hat’s Gordon Haff will take you on a tour through how conflicting notions of ownership, cooperation, shared commons, and profit has played out since the early days of software and before. But this won’t be just a history lesson. There are today real and serious questions about what it means to have commercial software businesses that can thrive in a world of mega-scale public cloud providers delivering software in a far different manner than the world in which free and open source software was originally conceived.

Does open source mean something different today? Should it?  

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Gordon Haff

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Gordon Haff is Technology Evangelist at Red Hat where he works on emerging technology product strategy; writes about tech, trends, and their business impact; and is a frequent speaker at customer and industry events. Among the topics he works on are edge, blockchain, AI, cloud-native... Read More →

Monday October 28, 2019 17:10 - 17:45
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