• Main Event Series




  • Open Source and the Rise of Communal Applications

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    SDForum Members receive a 15% discount with Priority Code: N0202.
    Register today for only $1270.75 at www.osbc.com

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    The Open Source Business Conference™ is the forum for business leaders, attorneys and venture capitalists to stay up to date on the latest innovations and trends in open source, both the opportunities and the challenges. OSBC West focuses on Open Source and the Rise of Communal Applications. Our industry luminaries will shed light on the challenges of building communities around enterprise applications in addition to sharing insight on how to positively impact your business today.



    KEYNOTES Open to all registration packages. Enlightening presentations from Keynote Speakers including:

    • Kim Polese, CEO, SpikeSource
    • Mitch Kapor, President & Chair, Open Source Applications Foundation
    • Peter Thiel, President, Clarium Capital
    • John Roberts, CEO & Co-Founder, SugarCRM
    • Jonathan Schwartz, President & COO, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    • Nick Carr, Author of Does IT Matter?
    • Lawrence Lessig, Professor and Author, Stanford Law School
    • Martin Taylor, General Manager, Platform Strategies, Microsoft Corp


    WORLD CLASS CONFERENCE OSBC West will tell you what’s happening now, what’s coming next, and gives you access to the thought leaders and information you need to succeed.

    At the OSBC West 2006, you will:

    • Discover the latest open source issues and opportunities
    • Hear directly from industry leaders and visionaries on where open source is going
    • Discover Open Source technology and company investment opportunities
    • Network with your peers and the industry’s cutting edge startups
    • Conquer the latest legal issues and understand how to mitigate open source legal risks


    What's Now:
    Examine current issues around enterprise adoption of open source, including the thorny issue of building communities to distribute and develop open source projects.

    What’s Starting:
    the first to see today's most promising early stage startups debut.

    What's Next:
    Discover emerging open source trends and opportunities with an emphasis on open source's 'Third Wave': applications.

    What's Legal:
    Conquer the latest open source legal issues surrounding open source software, from patents to dual licensing to corporate review boards to GPL 3.0 and beyond.


    $1495 * Full Conference
    (2 full days of conference sessions, Keynote & Lunch)

    SDForum Member Discount
    SDForum Members receive a 15% discount with Priority Code: N0202.
    Register today for only $1270.75 at www.osbc.com

    Register Here