Opening Up the News: A Case Study on How One Organization Went Open Source, and How Yours Can, Too

Curtis D. Edge, CIO, Christian Science Monitor
Terry Barbounis, CTO, Christian Science Monitor
Russ Danner, Senior Architect, Christian Science Monitor

Track: Business
Date: Wednesday, July 26
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Location: D135

Open source is blurring boundaries between IT consumer and IT producer. In so doing, it is removing the fetters vendors use to lock-in enterprise buyers. However, to make full use of open source, companies must increasingly become part of the project communities they rely on, and operate more like these communities.

This session will examine the Christian Science Monitor's experience in open source, and how open source has changed the way the company views recruitment, support, development, and vendor interaction. Along the way, attendees will learn how enterprises can best interact with open source communities, demystifying the process, and will lay ground rules for maximizing your ROI from buying into open source.