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How to Convince Your Manager it's Ok to Use Open Source Software
Stormy Peters, Director of Community and Partner Programs, OpenLogic

Track: Linux
Date: Wednesday, July 28
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Location: Salon E


This is a how-to talk that addresses how to convince your management that open source software solutions will benefit your organization.

There is a lot of hype in the media about using open source technologies. According to many sources, companies and governments are cutting costs, gaining flexibility, and discovering powerful new sources of business value. However, individuals within organizations often encounter resistance to bringing open source software solutions in-house. During this talk, Peters addresses where open source software usually enters a company and how it spreads. In addition, she discusses where it makes sense to use open source software in a large organization and ways you can convince your organization to move to open source software solutions.

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