• Open Source Tuesday, November 16, 2004 - 08:30AM to 07:30PM
    Network Meeting Center (Santa Clara Convention Center)
    5201 Great America Parkway
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
    Software Architecture and Platform

Open Source



  • Entering the Mainstream

    Pre-registration for this event is closed.
    Please register at the door.


    Event Sponsors

    Platinum Sponsors:

    Gray Cary

    Intel Capital

    Silver Sponsors:






    Program Overview

    When venture capital firms begin investing large sums in a particular technology it is a sign that there is something substantial. Open source technologies are permeating all realms of the IT computing enviroment today. SDForum's Second Annual Open Source Computing Conference will highlight emerging business, technical, and management trends in open source. Leading industry experts and luminaries from traditional technology vendors, open source firms, open source projects, analysts, legal experts , open source consumers, VCs, and more; will share their knowledge and insights.

    Program Goals

    The audience will come away with practical and strategic advice on assessing and deploying open source applications, engaging with the community, managing the intellectual property and licensing risks, and what to look for when investing time or money in open source projects. Additionally, experts from key open source companies and projects will discuss their differentiators, viability, and growth.

    Who Should Attend

    Developers, Technology Entrepreneurs, IT Managers, Business Managers, Investors, and C-Level Executives who are involved in implementing Open Source solutions or are making decisions about when, where, and how open source solutions might add value to their companies.



    8:30- 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

    9:00- 9:50 Open Source in the Enterprise: Practical Considerations
    Moderator: Jean Bosman, IDC
    Eric Friedman, Infrastructure Architecture Team Lead, Wells Fargo
    Guido van Rossum, Creator of Python, Elemental Security
    Bruce Momjian, Principal Consultant, SRA / Founder PostgreSQL
    Julie Farris, CEO, Scalix

    10:00- 10:50 Open Source Business Models
    Moderator: Brian Grega, Business Development Director, OSDL Cliff Schmidt, Director Open Source Strategy, BEA
    David McAllister, VP Product Marketing, Cassatt
    Kevin Efrusy, Partner, Accel Partners
    Bob Bickel, VP Business Development, JBoss

    11:00- 11:50 Vendor Perspectives
    Moderator: Fima Katz, CEO, Exadel
    Stephan Vandor, Architect Linux Technology Development, Computer Associates
    Jeffrey Wade, WW Marketing Linux, HP
    Matt Thompson, Dir Developer Outreach and Open Source Strategy, Sun Microsystems
    Deborah Magid, Dir Strategic Alliances, Venture Capital Group, IBM

    12:00 -12:45 Lunch (provided)

    1:00- 1:30 Keynote
    Kim Polese, CEO, Spikesource

    1:40- 2:30 Success Stories
    Moderator: Mitchell Kertzman, General Partner, Hummber Winblad Venture Partners
    Rajesh Setty, CEO, Cignex
    John Roberts, Co-Founder and CEO, SugarCRM
    Mike Olson, CEO, Sleepycat
    Edwin DeSouza, Sr. Director Product Marketing,MySQL

    2:40- 3:30 Keynote
    Andrew Morton, Lead Linux Kernel Maintainer, OSDL

    3:40- 4:30 Open Source Legal Issues
    Moderator: Mark Radcliffe, General Partner, Gray Cary
    Steve Mutkoski, Corporate Attorney, Microsoft
    Larry Rosen, Rosen Law
    Dave Marr, Sr. Counsel, Sun Microsystems

    4:40- 5:30 Investing in Open Source
    Moderator: Jason Wacha, Monta Vista
    Josh Stein, Draper Fischer
    Larry Augustin, General Partner, Azure Capital
    Pradeep Tagare, Strategic Investment Manager, Intel Capital
    Mohanjit Jolly, General Partner, Garage Technology Ventures

    5:30-7:30 Reception Sponsored by Gray Cary


    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Why Sponsor the program?

    • Exposure
    • Recognition
    • Contribution

    A sponsorship at the SDForum Open Source Conference will provide your company with exposure to technology community leaders, recognition by IT decision-makers, and contribution to a worthwhile educational endeavor – improving the open source community.

    Last year’s program resulted in at major deals for two of our program sponsors. One deal included a substantial contract from a Fortune 500 company.

    For more information contact Laura Merling

    Event Logistics


    Network Meeting Center
    (Santa Clara Convention Center)
    5201 Great America Parkway
    Santa Clara, CA 95054



    Pre-Registered Cost*
    $50 to SDForum members
    $75 Non-members
    *at the door add $25 to member and non-member prices

    Pre-registration for this event is closed.
    Please register at the door.