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

Thomas Carlson tec at
Wed Feb 20 08:23:45 PST 2008

Thank you both/all for setting this up. :)

It looks to be a great talk.



Todd Davies wrote:
> James,
> The room has a smart panel with built in projector.
> Todd
> 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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