Open Source Business Conference This Week

by Mark on March 24, 2008

Infoworld OSBCI am on my way to the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) in San Francisco today and I am excited it’s always good to see old friends and talk about selling free software without getting the 1,000-yard stare. If you are going to be there hit me up on Twitter.


There are also a bunch of great sessions. Here’s what I am planning on going to see:

The Community Imperative: Building and Leveraging Community into IT
John Mark Walker
, Community Manager, Hyperic (Moderator)
Russ Danner, Manager, Software Development, Christian Science Publishing Society
Gautam Guliani, Executive Director, Architecture, Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions
Paolo Juvara, Chief Products Officer, Openbravo
Gianugo Rabellino, CEO, Sourcesense 

Learning from Zimbra: Creating a Sustainable Open Source Project and a Profitable Business
Scott Dietzen, President & CTO, Zimbra

Here’s the conundrum I am very interested to see both the Social Computing in the Enterprise and to hear Larry Augustin’s talk on making it easier to buy open source. 

Open Source Social Computing in the Enterprise
Robin Vasan, Managing Director, Mayfield Fund (Moderator)
Stuart Cohen, CEO, Collaborative Software Initiative
Aaron Fulkerson, Founder & CEO, MindTouch
Dr. Ian Howells, CMO, Alfresco
Jon Williams, CTO, Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions

Smoothing the On-Ramp to Commercial: Making it Easy for Open Source Users to Buy
Larry Augustin, Managing Director, Augustin Ventures

I’ll Show You My Forge if You Show Me Yours
Eric Knorr, Editor-in-Chief, InfoWorld (Moderator)
Joe Brockmeier, openSUSE Community Manager, Novell
Rod Johnson, CEO, SpringSource
Dave Rosenberg, CEO & Co-Founder, MuleSource
Javier Soltero, CEO, Hyperic

Finding Success in the New Open Source Landscape
David Skok, General Partner, Matrix Partners

Converting the Open Source Lead Funnel
Raven Zachary, Research Director, Open Source, The 451 Group (Moderator)
Mark de Visser, CMO, Zend Technologies
Chris Harrick, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, SugarCRM
Dr. Ian Howells, CMO, Alfresco
Roy Russo, Co-Founder & CEO, LoopFuse

Hope to see you there.

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