Keynote

The Zen of Free

Simon Phipps, Chief Open Source Officer, Sun Microsystems

Date: Thursday, July 27
Time: 8:45am - 9:00am
Location: Portland Ballroom

When people say "open source is fine but how do you make money?" you know they haven't grokked the Zen of Free. This keynote describes the 'virtuous cycle' model of open source. It explores which licenses and business models work and which don't, what the 'signature triangle' of an open source community looks like and why open source advocates aren't communists.