Session

The Ghost in the Machine: The Impact of Open Source on Web 2.0

Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Jim Buckmaster, President, CEO, and Programmer, craigslist
Chris DiBona, Open Source Programs Manager, Google, Inc.
Jeremy D. Zawodny, Technical Yahoo, Yahoo! Inc.

Track: O'Reilly Radar: The Executive Briefing
Date: Tuesday, July 25
Time: 8:45am - 9:30am
Location: E146

Everyone knows that Google, Yahoo!, and many other "Web 2.0" companies are built on top of open source, but how exactly do they use it? What's more, how do they apply principles from open source to other aspects of their business? How does a Web 2.0 business differ from a traditional software business? In this conversation with Chris DiBona, Open Source Program Manager for Google, Jeremy Zawodny, open source point man in Developer Relations for Yahoo!, and Jim Buckmaster, CEO of Craigslist, we'll explore these topics and more. We'll also put them in the hot seat: how do they give back to open source projects when source code alone isn't enough for people to recreate the application?