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OSCON.

Keynote

The Semasiology of Open Source
Robert "r0ml"Lefkowitz, Vice President, Chief Information Architect, and Head of Risk Management Technology, Asurion

Track: Keynote
Date: Wednesday, July 28
Time:9:30am - 10:15am
Location:Oregon Ballroom

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Semasiology, n. The science of meanings or sense development (of words); the explanation of the development and changes of the meanings of words. Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

"Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code." So begins the Open Source Definition. What then, does access to the source code mean? Seen through the lens of an Enterprise user, what does open source mean? When is (or isn't) it significant? And a catalogue of open source related arbitrage opportunities.



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