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Session

A Lexicon for Open Source

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

Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Friday, July 27
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Location: Portland 256

Software is a field that has borrowed its vocabulary from other domains--leading to endless confusion as the words wind up meaning something different in the software context than their ordinary usage. This talk resurrects words that were in common use during medieval or Renaissance times, but that have passed out of common usage and may be safely adopted by software practitioners.