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

Todd Davies davies at
Tue Feb 19 17:44:06 PST 2008


The room has a smart panel with built in projector.


On Tue, 19 Feb 2008, James Jacobs wrote:

> 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?
> James
> 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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