Open Source SIG: The Next Wave of Open Source: Applications



  • Monthly Meeting of the New Open Source Software SIG


    Presentation Overview


    The Next Wave of Open Source: Applications

    First we made games, and they said, "Of course people will make games for free. But they won't make anything serious and give it away." Then we made compilers and developer tools, and they said, "Of course they will make developer tools. They're developers. But they won't make anything serious, like an operating system." So, we made an operating system, and they said, "Of course they made an operating system. They studied Unix in school. But they'll never make applications." Guess what we're making now? Applications. The next wave of open source is here. In this presentation, Larry will talk about the coming wave of open source applications.


    About the Presenter

    Larry Augustin, Medsphere Systems Corporation

    Larry Augustin is CEO of Medsphere, an open source software company that delivers a sophisticated healthcare information system. Prior to Medsphere, he was a partner at venture capital firm Azure Capital Partners where he specialized in software and systems investments, including Linux and Open Source businesses. Prior to Azure, he founded VA Linux Systems, now VA Software, where he served as CEO until August 2002. At VA he launched, and combined with Slashdot, Freshmeat, and other Internet sites to form the Open Source Development Network (OSDN). He is currently of the board of directors of VA Software, the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL), the Free Standards Group (FSG), and Linux International (LI). Larry has a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and MSEE and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.


    Event Logistics


    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

    950 Page Mill Rd.

    Palo Alto, CA 94304


    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration/Networking

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members

    No charge for SDForum members

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