It Works in the Wild: Open Source + Business

Business & Innovation
re:publica 2014

Short thesis: 

The Four Freedoms that define Open Source – the freedom to use, study, modify, and distribute your software – are not just some kind of digital-hippy philosophy. Enterprise businesses are rapidly adopting open source because goals like profit and growth can go hand-in-hand with open source values and practices like trust and sharing.

Description: 

Making a case for open source that even “the suits” will love 

If you think open source and business don’t go well together, you’re wrong.

The Four Freedoms that define Open Source – the freedom to use, study, modify, and distribute your software – are not just some kind of digital-hippy philosophy. Enterprise businesses are rapidly adopting open source because goals like profit and growth can go hand-in-hand with open source values and practices like trust and sharing. In fact, they multiply each other.

In this session, I will show you why and how open source is the star player on today’s digital business dream-team. Stories and real world examples in this presentation will help explain to the most hard-boiled "suit" that open source software can help the bottom line, hiring, retention, winning RFPs, and more.

stage C
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 -
13:45 to 14:15
English
Talk
Beginner

Speakers

Open Source Evangelist