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June 25 - 27 - Beijing, China
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Monday, June 25 • 15:00 - 15:40
Is There an Open Source Business Model: YES or NO? - Jeffrey Borek, IBM & Stephen Walli, Microsoft (slides attached)

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The open source definition is over 20 years old. Red Hat is a multi-billion dollar company. MySQL and JBoss have had great acquisition exits. Cloudera and Hortonworks are well on their way to becoming the next billion-dollar software companies. But Stephen would like to observe that despite these successes, there is no open source business model. 

But wait, Jeff would beg to differ! From data centers to the cloud, from self-driving cars to drones - open source software is everywhere. Major companies that are bottom-line driven are starting to actively engage and contribute to open source projects. 

Join this lively session with Stephen and Jeff as they compare and contrast the current state of the ecosystem and debate what comes next.

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Jeffrey Borek

WW Program Director, IBM
Jeffrey Borek is a WW Program Director of Open Technology in the IBM Digital Business Group responsible for IBM Open Source Program Office, WW Standards, and open technologies. He has 20+ years of experience in the software industry including assignments in business and technical... Read More →
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Stephen Walli

Principle Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a principal program manager at Microsoft in the Azure Office of the CTO. I've worked with Docker, been a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett-Packard, technical director at the Outercurve Foundation, founded an open source start-up, and been a writer and consultant. I've been... Read More →



Monday June 25, 2018 15:00 - 15:40
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