Open Source SIG: Open Source at the Application Layer
Monthly Meeting of the New Open Source Software SIG
Open Source at the Application Layer
Over the last few years, Linux, as the embodiment of open source software, has become big business. One reads more and more about open source "moving up the stack" -- that stack being an infrastructure stack, with the operating system at the bottom, and the application perched on top.
Optaros was recently founded to help companies realize the benefits of open source software for business applications. This session will discuss the opportunities and challenges in engaging open source methods, projects, and people for tackling these kinds of applications. How can we translate the success of Open Source in infrastructure into narrower software niches? As we "move further up the stack", what different issues become more significant?
About the Presenter
Robert (r0ml) Lefkowitz, Optaros
r0ml is VP, Research and Executive Education at Optaros. In this role r0ml educates enterprise customers about the benefits of open source and how to successfully adopt open source software. Prior to Optaros he was the Chief Technical Architect and Vice President of Data Services for Information Technology at AT&T Wireless. He previously spent over 20 years on Wall Street as an IT professional in a variety of roles. In 1990, he was selected as a member of the Wall Street Computer Review´s All-Star DP/MIS team. r0ml graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Computer Science. He is an engaging and frequent speaker at such conferences as the Open Source Business Conference, and O'Reilly´s Open Source Conference (OSCon).
DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP.
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6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration/Networking
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation
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