O'Reilly Summit on Open Source Strategies

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Wednesday, July 25

Will the Next Generation Internet Still Depend on Open Source?
Fred Baker, Cisco Systems
Track: Keynote
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 9:00am - 9:30am
Location: Grande Ballrooms ABC in the East Tower

Sponsored by
IBM
How important is open source to the future of the Internet? The Internet evolved as it did because of open source software and open standards. The spirit of open source is best expressed by the Internet Engineering Task Force, which operates on the basis of "rough consensus and running code." However, today's Internet is not the playground it was a decade ago. While some applications, like Napster and AIM, use the open Internet effectively, the sacrifice of the end-to-end model makes deployment of innovative applications challenging. The introduction of so-called "middle boxes" - firewalls, translators, caches, and application layer gateways - means that the new applications must actively circumvent these, or must gain their cooperation.

In a highly competitive market, with a lot at stake, developing consensus as well as running code can be difficult. Industry consortia and business models may determine how the future of the Internet gets decided - and who makes those decisions. Cisco Fellow Fred Baker will talk about the challenges that will shape the Internet, and whether Open Source will play as big a role as it has in the past.


An Open Source Success Story on Wall Street
W. Phillip Moore, Open Source Advocate
Track: Keynote
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 9:45am - 10:15am
Location: Grande Ballrooms ABC in the East Tower

Sponsored by
IBM
Morgan Stanley has what is widely recognized as one of the best IT departments in the financial industry, and has built one of the worlds largest integrated and truly "Enterprise-wide" technology platforms for application deployment.

This infrastructure was architected with a combination of Open Source and proprietary software. This presentation will discuss the challenges faced, both technical and political, when deploying OSS on such a large scale and the problems managed as the environment changes and grows.

The discussion covers the contrast between the OSS experience with that of proprietary closed source products in the same environment, the lessons learned from this experience, and how the OSS community can help make OSS a continued success.


The Open Source Platform for the Next Generation Internet Operating System
Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Track: Strategic Summit
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Location: Catalina Ballroom in the West Tower

The greatest challenge for open source is to extend the open source and open standards at the heart of the Internet. Projects such as Bind, Apache, and Sendmail and the BSD TCP/IP stack have been at the heart of the current generation of Internet applications. We are now faced with a unique opportunity to define the architecture of a next-generation network operating system that includes xml-based web services, decentralized systems for file sharing, collaboration and identity, and support for an ever-growing range of connected devices. Microsoft's .Net and Sun's SunONE are two visions for this operating system; will the many next-generation open source projects crystallize into a legitimate alternative?


Who Will Capture the Economic Benefits of Open Source?
Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media, Inc., Brian Behlendorf, CollabNet, Michael Olson, Hal Varian, School of Information Management and Systems at University of California at Berkeley
Track: Strategic Summit
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm
Location: Catalina Ballroom in the West Tower

One of the curious things about the success of open source and the Internet is that the economic benefits have often been captured by other parties than those who developed the software. Internet Service Providers built a multi-billion dollar industry providing free software services (TCP/IP, Bind, Sendmail, Apache-based web hosting) to their customers; Network Solutions captured the directory services revenue implicit in the domain name system; Yahoo!, AOL, and other successful websites captured the revenue from the open source explosion that fueled the web. Microsoft, Netscape, Sun, Cisco, Intel, and IBM sold picks and shovels to the miners. A big change in the open source culture is the attempt of open source software developers to capture some of the value that results from their own work.

Tim O'Reilly will be joined by Brian Behlendorf, president of the Apache Software Foundation and CTO and founder of Collab.Net, and Hal Varian, Economist, and Dean of the School of Information Management and Systems at University of California at Berkeley for a discussion of this topic.


Web Services and the Semantic Web: Two Web World Views
R.V. Guha, Alpiri, Inc.
Track: Strategic Summit
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 1:45pm - 2:05pm
Location: Catalina Ballroom in the West Tower

The “Semantic Web” and “Web Services” are two related approaches to the same goal: improving automated access to data on the web. Alpiri, Inc. cofounder R.V. Guha reviews these approaches and how open services will rely on technology from both efforts.


Integrating Open Source on Microsoft Platforms: Threat or Opportunity?
Dick Hardt, Sxip Identity
Track: Strategic Summit
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Location: Catalina Ballroom in the West Tower

Why does Open Source make sense on Microsoft platforms? Will Open Source have an even bigger role in the roll out of Microsoft’s .NET strategy? Dick Hardt will discuss his work with Microsoft to integrate open source scripting languages such as Perl and Python in the Windows platform as well as .NET.


The Open Source Instant Messaging Platform
Perry Evans, Local Matters, Inc.
Track: Strategic Summit
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Location: Catalina Ballroom in the West Tower

Instant messaging is becoming a platform for applications and services that range beyond what you might consider its traditional chat-like environment. Microsoft’s Hailstorm makes instant messaging a legitimate platform that integrates .NET services. In the open source world, Jabber has emerged as an alternative XML-based messaging environment that can be used as a P2P platform by developers. What does an open instant messaging platform offer that its proprietary competition does not? What kinds of applications are being built with Jabber and how is it gaining acceptance within the enterprise?


The Challenge of Privacy and Security in the Enterprise
Michelle Kraus, Privacy Right, Inc., Ray Everett-Church, PrivacyClue, LLC, Chris Kelly, Excite@Home, Dr. Larry Ponemon, PrivacyRight
Track: Strategic Summit
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Location: Catalina Ballroom in the West Tower

The escalating challenge for data privacy and security within the enterprise is due to legislative mandates, and increasing public awareness. Litigation is increasing for the misuse of personal, financial and medical data. This is a data management issue with huge consequences to the IT infrastructure of existing organizations.

The topic is two fold:

This panel discussion will first address the global issues of privacy and security for the enterprise—before moving forward into a discussion of implementation and deployment.


Thursday, July 26

Shared Source vs. Open Source: Debate and Panel Discussion
Craig Mundie, Microsoft, Michael Tiemann, RedHat, Inc.
Track: Keynote
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 8:45am - 10:15am
Location: Grande Ballrooms ABC in the East Tower

Sponsored by
Sun Microsystems
Microsoft Senior Vice President Craig Mundie and Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann set the stage for a wide-open panel discussion about Microsoft's Shared Source program and the response from the open source community, when they square off in this shared source vs. open source debate.

Mundie set off a far-reaching discussion recently when he introduced Microsoft's Shared Source program, which blends access to source code with the preservation of strong intellectual property rights by software developers, and contrasted Shared Source to Open Source and the GNU General Public License.

There's been a strong response from the open source and free software communities, accusing Microsoft of trying to co-opt the momentum of open source with a program that offers superficial similarities, but few of the real benefits. Microsoft counters that they are trying to find a balance between the needs of commercial developers and the lessons learned from the open source movement.

Mundie will discuss ways in which Shared Source differs from Open Source, and why Microsoft believes that the Shared Source Philosophy supports a strong software business case for commercial software developers and their customers.

Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann will then discuss the industry's experience with open source vs. pseudo-open licensing, and why he believes that the future will favor stronger (rather than weaker) licenses to protect choice for users and freedom for developers.

His speech will be followed by a panel discussion with Tiemann, Mundie, and other experts on intellectual property and the software industry including,

Tim O'Reilly will moderate the panel.


Leveraging Collaboration, How Collaborative Development Can Improve the Software Development Lifecycle
James Barry, CollabNet
Track: Strategic Summit
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 10:45am - 12:15pm
Location: Catalina Ballroom in the West Tower

How is collaborative methodology based on open source principles changing the software development process? Will it positively impact the way software is developed inside the enterprise? CollabNet is helping organizations realize the benefits of collaborative development by implementing the tools and techniques used in open source projects such as Apache. CollabNet’s Bill Portelli discusses the potential impact of collaborative development methodology on the overall software lifecycle.


Open Source@Sun and the OpenOffice.org Experience
Bill Roth, Sun Microsystems
Track: Strategic Summit
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm
Location: Catalina Ballroom in the West Tower

This talk will about Sun's largest open source offering, OpenOffice.org. It will cover some of the history and motivations of the project, and close on the lessons learned.


OS X: Moving Developers and Users to Open Source
Brett Halle, Apple
Track: Strategic Summit
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Location: Catalina Ballroom in the West Tower

Apple’s new operating system is a significant open source development, integrating the reliability of a multitasking operating system with the user experience for which Apple is so well-known. However, Apple has to persuade two groups to move to OS X: a development community as well as users. This talk will look at the problems that Apple is facing in making this move, as well as new opportunities that OS X is creating for its developers. Learn how Apple expects to succeed in bringing a UNIX-based operating system to the desktop.


Breaking the Big Rules: How Sun Came to Open Source
Danese Cooper, Intel and Open Source Initiative
Track: Strategic Summit
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Location: Catalina Ballroom in the West Tower

Sun has a long history of supporting open standards, but only recently has come around to participating in and creating Free & Open Source projects. Starting in 1998, Sun began to distribute source code under the “Sun Community Source License” to almost universal distain from the Free & Open Source communities. How did Sun progress from there to the decision to make the largest single code donation in history (OpenOffice.org), and what lessons were learned along the way?


openadaptor: Enterprise Integration and Open Source
Bill Barnett, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (DrKW)
Track: Strategic Summit
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Location: Catalina Ballroom in the West Tower

Dresdner Bank is the first investment bank to open source key software that it developed in-house. Dresdner made the decision to open the openadaptor code base to potentially reduce their cost of development as well as improve connectivity with its business partners. openadaptor is an enterprise integration toolkit, written in Java, that allows the simple integration of any system to any other system, enabling integration of the complete supply chain, plus internal systems, while allowing access to the web - information is shared across systems without the need to customize each application.


The Strength of the Internet (... and the failure of its analysis!)
Eric Schmidt, Google, Inc. & Novell, Inc.
Track: Strategic Summit
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Location: Catalina Ballroom in the West Tower

Dr. Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Board of Google, Inc., and Chairman of the Board of Novell, Inc., discusses the current trends shaping the Internet landscape, the products and services that are taking root as the network grows, and the increasingly important role that net-based services will play as the network evolves.


Town Hall: The Beat Goes On
Michelle Kraus, Privacy Right, Inc., James Barry, CollabNet, Chris Kelly, Excite@Home, Yancy Lind, Lutris, Ransom Love, Caldera, Philip C. Rueppel, TA Associates, Arthur Tyde, Linuxcare/TurboLinux, Sun Jen Yung, DB Alex Brown
Track: Strategic Summit
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Catalina Ballroom in the West Tower

This business roundtable will bring together executive business leaders to discuss a wide range of issues impacting, not just open-source businesses but the entire software industry.

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Friday, July 27

Big Hairy Problems: Open Source Challenges in the Enterprise
Michael Tiemann, RedHat, Inc.
Track: Keynote
Date: Friday, July 27
Time: 8:45am - 10:15am
Location: Grande Ballrooms ABC in the East Tower

Sponsored by
ActiveState
If you talk to CTOs, their biggest concerns aren’t whether to use commercial software or open source software but a set of large-scale problems that don’t yet have obvious solutions. Oracle may not have solutions for them, but neither does Open Source. Our panel of top CTOs will tell us about enterprise-class problems that they are worried about solving into the future.


Becoming a Web Service Provider
Mark Colan, IBM
Track: Strategic Summit
Date: Friday, July 27
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Location: Catalina Ballroom in the West Tower

Open standards and open source are coming together to define a Web Services platform. Web Services represents a merging of IT infrastructure with object oriented programming, deploying network-accessible objects on the web. SOAP is an XML-based messaging model that can link applications from any operating system, on any computer, in any programming language. WSDL describes the SOAP access to objects and allows for rapid integration with the new object assembly tools. Want to find new services? You can find these on the web by searching the UDDI Registry.

We'll start by briefly introducing these technologies, then discuss a few case studies that show how IBM customers are deploying these new technologies to become web service providers, focussing on the problems that can be solved in the new model.


Open to What Works: Ticketmaster's Pragmatic Web Platform Strategies
Sean Moriarty, Ticketmaster
Track: Strategic Summit
Date: Friday, July 27
Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm
Location: Catalina Ballroom in the West Tower

Ticketmaster consciously strives for innovative cost-effective technology solutions, unfettered by fixed and partisan notions on the classic "build vs. buy" arguments and the religious wars of platform and language that can pummel an organization. We'll look at the present and future development of Ticketmaster's two major Web platforms: ticketmaster.com, a high-volume e-commerce site built using open source technology, and citysearch.com built using Microsoft software. Ticketmaster is evaluating whether to move completely to open source. We'll review this decision-making process, examining the why, when, and how of making this move.


Case Study: Allegro MicroSystems and NuSphere's Web Development Platform
Britt Johnston, NuSphere, George Fitch, Allegro Microsystems
Track: Strategic Summit
Date: Friday, July 27
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Location: Catalina Ballroom in the West Tower

Open source offers a wide variety of solutions for web development but these solutions can be time consuming to put together and deploy. In addition, some mission-critical features are missing from these products. Allegro MicroSystems used the multi-platform, integrated software suite of Perl, PHP, Apache and MySQL that NuSphere put together and the result was an outstanding return on investment. Now Allegro is incorporating NuSphere's Enhanced MySQL to solve additional business problems, creating database applications with transactions, row level locking and more. Attend this session and learn how your company too can take advantage of an integrated open source development and deployment platform.


Benefits of an Open Source Content Management Solution
Tracy Adams, ArsDigita
Track: Strategic Summit
Date: Friday, July 27
Time: 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Catalina Ballroom in the West Tower

The proliferation of Web content management systems provides a huge opportunity, both for organizations considering an open source CM solution and for the companies that provide them. Attendees will learn the requirements for an effective CM system, and how open source solutions meet and exceed these requirements.

This session will describe the benefits of using an open source CM framework for developing highly customized CM systems. You'll learn how using an open source framework provides organizations an extensible foundation for all of your Web applications. Specifically, ArsDigita will show how its open source content management framework has been extended to deliver not only a content management solution, but also a complete Web application for WGBH, the nation's leading PBS station.