O'Reilly Open Source Convention - August 1-5, 2005 - Portland, Oregon
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Open Source Business Review
Wednesday and Thursday, August 3 - 4

OSBR Program

The Open Source Business Review (OSBR) is a two day premium conference focused on meeting the needs of IT professionals who are learning to harvest the value that open source can provide.

OSBR sessions educates both beginners and advanced users of open source about all the issues faced when adopting open source including: skill building, governance models, evaluating open source, using services to manage risks, new trends in licensing, and many others. OSBR will have case studies, rapid fire presentations on new and innovative open source projects, and speakers from the leading open source projects.

Wednesday, August 3

Open Source and Enterprise Software: Peaceful Coexistence or All Out War
Byron Sebastian, CEO and Founder, Source Labs
Robert Sutor, Vice President of Standards, IBM Corporation
Dan Woods, Editor and CTO, Evolved Media Network
Location: E145
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Track: Open Source Business Review

Leveraging Open Source for SOX Compliance
Christian Lahti, Senior Consultant, NeoMagic Corporation
Roderick Peterson, Director of IT, NeoMagic Corporation
Location: E145
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Track: Open Source Business Review
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Eight Open Source Applications for IT You’ve Never Heard Of
Alan Williamson, Senior Director, Corporate Marketing, SpikeSource, Inc.
Location: E145
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Track: Open Source Business Review

Plugging Holes in the Open Source Stack: How to Create a Hybrid of Your Own
W. Phillip Moore, Open Source Advocate, Open Source Advocate
Location: E146
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Track: Open Source Business Review

How to Safely Participate in an Open Source Project
Ira Heffan, Attorney, Goodwin Procter
Location: E146
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Track: Open Source Business Review
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Mastering the Open Source Triple Play
Michael Tiemann, Vice President, Open Source Affairs, RedHat, Inc.
Location: E145
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Track: Open Source Business Review

Open Source Enterprise Applications: Ready for Prime Time? Ready for You?
Kasper van Beem, Global Service Line Open Source Leader, Capgemini
Jorg Janke, Founder and Principal, Compiere
Jacob Taylor, Co-founder and CTO, SugarCRM
Location: E145
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Track: Open Source Business Review

Open Source Licensing Trends
Karen Copenhaver, VP and General Counsel, Black Duck Software
Laura Majerus, Attorney, Fenwick
Diane Peters, General Counsel, OSDL
Mark Radcliffe, Partner, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP
McCoy Smith, Intel Corporation
Location: E145
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Track: Open Source Business Review


Thursday, August 4

Calculating the ROI of Open Source: How to Build Your Own Model
Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz, Vice President, Chief Information Architect, and Head of Risk Management Technology, Asurion
Location: E145
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Track: Open Source Business Review
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Open Source Governance: Strategies for Controlling Open Source Adoption
Kasper van Beem, Global Service Line Open Source Leader, Capgemini
Location: E145
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Track: Open Source Business Review

Maturity of Open Source Affinity Groups - Identifying Related Open Source Components for Stable Runtime
Murugan Pal, Founder & CTO, SpikeSource
Location: E145
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Track: Open Source Business Review
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Open Source Skill Building
Jim Jagielski, CTO, Covalent Technologies
Brian Behlendorf, Founder & CTO, CollabNet
Location: E146
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Track: Open Source Business Review
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Evaluating the Risk and Maturity of Open Source Projects
Steve Jacobson, Support Team Leader, SourceLabs
Location: E146
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Track: Open Source Business Review

Where and When Can a Linux Desktop Work?
Tim Witham, Chief Technology Officer, OSDL
Location: E145
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Track: Open Source Business Review

Reducing the Risk of Using Open Source: New Tools, Services, and Approaches
Kevin Bedell, Director of Training, Editor of Linux World, Black Duck Software
Mark A. Brewer, CEO, Covalent
Location: E145
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Track: Open Source Business Review

Most Common Errors in Open Source Adoption
Dan Woods, Editor and CTO, Evolved Media Network
Gautam Guliani
Location: E145
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Track: Open Source Business Review


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