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[opensource] Save the Date - "Innovation Goes Public" by Bruce Perens - March 6th

James Jacobs jrjacobs at
Tue Feb 19 17:41:46 PST 2008

That's the psych building right? does it have projectability? I forgot 
to ask Bruce if he needs that kind of thing for his presentation but 
will do so now. Also, Brandy unfortunately couldn't line up a room at 
Law school since they already have a couple of events that week. So 
we'll need some video capability. Anyone onlist want to do that?


Todd Davies wrote:
> I got a room for this: 420-041, which seats 120 people. Let me know if 
> this gets switched to another place, so we can cancel the room.
> Todd
> On Tue, 19 Feb 2008, Marco Wise wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> The Stanford Open Source Lab is pleased to present "Innovation Goes
>> Public", a talk by Bruce Perens, a leader in the Free Software and
>> Open Source community. Please save the date for this lunchtime talk on
>> March 6th. Please forward this to anyone you think might be
>> interested. I'll follow up with another email when the location has
>> been set.
>> Innovation Goes Public
>> by Bruce Perens
>> Thursday March 6th from 12-1:30
>> Location TBD (Stanford Main Campus)
>> Abstract:
>> Open Source provides much of the software infrastructure for many of
>> the world's largest companies and organizations: Merrill Lynch,
>> Google, Pixar, Amazon, the City of New York, and probably you -
>> although you might not know it. Innovative products like Linux,
>> Firefox, and Apache are the market-leaders in their sectors, but there
>> are tens of thousands of Open Source programs, used for just about
>> everything. But the economics of Open Source are non-intuitive: how
>> can you make money by giving software away? Why did IBM de-emphasize
>> AIX, after spending Billions, in favor of Linux, the product of a
>> loose collaboration of programmers that it can never control? How can
>> the world's greatest city trust Open Source to help manage its jails?
>> Perens will show how Open Source is often the most effective strategy
>> for creating and utilizing new innovation. He will explain the
>> economics of Open Source and how it works for profit-generating
>> companies. His talk will be clear to beginners yet informative even
>> for Open Source pros.
>> -- 
>> Biography:
>> Bruce Perens is a leader in the Free Software and Open Source
>> community. He advises large corporations and several national
>> governments on Open Source policy. He is creator of the Open Source
>> Definition, the manifesto of the Open Source movement in Software.
>> Perens is a vice president at Sourcelabs, a venture-funded company
>> that provides Open Source services to Wall Street. He is a visiting
>> researcher at Agder University in Norway, funded by a national grant.
>> He was HP's first Senior Global Strategist for Linux and Open Source,
>> and was Senior Research Scientist for Open Source with George
>> Washington University's Cyber Security Policy Research Institute. The
>> Bruce Perens' Open Source Series from Prentice Hall published 24
>> titles with Perens as series editor. Perens previously spent 20 years
>> in the computer graphic animation industry, 12 of them at Pixar
>> Animation Studios. He has a credit on the films A Bug's Life and Toy
>> Story II.
>> --
>> This talk is co-sponsored by the ATS program, Symbolic Systems and IT
>> Services.
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