• Special Event: Open Source Wednesday, February 21, 2001 - 06:30PM
    Cubberly Theater
    4000 Middlefield
    Palo Alto, CA
    Main Event Series

Special Event: Open Source



  • Come join us for the first Quarterly Technology Event to hear industry founders and leaders discuss the "Past, Present and Future of Open Source".



    Andrew Aitken, Olliance


    Andy Hertzfeld, Founder, Software Wizard, Eazel

    John Terpstra, VP Technology, Caldera Systems

    Bonnie Crater, CEO, Zelerate

    Danese Cooper, Director, Open Source Program Office, Sun Microsystems

    Five years ago the internet began to revolutionize technology, communications and the way we do business. Many foresee Open Source as the next wave of innovation. From the concept of free software, to collaboration, to the freedom to make technology choices, Open Source extends the internet revolution beyond its digital bounds. Come hear knowledgeable experts discuss the impact of Open Source, some of the key changes and contributions that are coming, and how you can best participate in this next wave.

    This evening will be the first opportunity to learn about the business and technical aspects of Open Source and network with your peers, industry leaders and other like-minded individuals. Plus, 20 of you will have 1-minute with the microphone to announce who you are and what you are looking for! All pre-registered members can elect to be included in a list of attendees that will be made available as a handout at the event.

    To be included in this list, please send your name and a 50-word (or less) description of who you are and what you're looking for to karen@sdforum.org by February 16.

    Event Logistics


    6:30-7:00pm Registration/Networking/Refreshments

    7:15–7:30pm Introduction of the Agenda and Speakers

    7:30–7:45pm "Why Open Source Technologies?"

    7:45–8:00pm "Making Open Source Software Easy to Use"

    8:00–8:15pm "Building an Open Source Company"

    8:15–8:30pm "Big Business and the Future of Open"

    8:30–8:45pm Open Forum & Concluding Remarks, Questions are encouraged from the audience



    Cubberly Theater

    4000 Middlefield

    Palo Alto, CA


    Cost (Light appetizers will be served)

    $15 SDForum Members

    $25 Non-Members

    Pre-registration unavailable. Please register at the door.