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Monday, November 5

10:10am CET

Project Leaders Unite for the Linux Community Breakdown - Peter Vescuso, Black Duck Software

Ever wonder where your project stacks up compared to the hundreds of other projects in the Linux community? Or how your contributions compare with others in the community? Want to find new ways to keep up with the contributors on your project? In this data-driven talk, we will take a deep dive into the Linux community, exploring the most active projects and the top contributors across all Linux projects.  Using Ohloh data, we will look at overall Linux project trends over time, key inflection points, and dig into specific projects to get a better understanding of the dynamics of the Linux community. Through the analysis of comparing projects based on activity, contributors and contributions, project leaders will gain valuable insights into how to identify actionable events within their own projects that can help keep project teams healthy and active.


Peter Vescuso

Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Black Duck Software
Peter brings over 20 years experience in marketing and executive management developing new markets and building brands. Prior to joining Black Duck Software, Peter was VP/GM of the Enterprise Business and VP of Marketing at Cantata Technology. Cantata was a leading provider of enabling... Read More →

Monday November 5, 2012 10:10am - 10:55am CET
Vivaldi I

10:10am CET

RepOSS: A Flexible OSS Assessment Repository - Masahiro Date, Fujitsu

RepOSS is an OSS (Open Source Software) assessment repository. In the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) field, OSS has important roles as key components of systems these days. There are many OSS projects, and these numbers are increasing every day. As of March, 2012, more than 320 thousand OSS projects and about 3.4 million OSS developers have been registered into SourceForge.net®.In order to choose which OSS is more suitable for your use, OSS information based on criteria will be useful as references. Compared to adoptions of proprietary software with an agreement like an SLA (Service Level Agreement), you may be concerned about the Quality of OSS, Continuity of OSS communities, OSS License restrictions, and so on. To promote OSS adoptions and applications with respect to concerns, such as these, RepOSS provides practical OSS references and assessments. RepOSS prepares more than 100 assessment properties of the OSS project. RepOSS is used as a workbench of OSS assessments by using information in its repository. RepOSS is providing Objective and Quantitative information, which is able to be gathered publicly. You are able to assess OSS by your own assessment method with the RepOSS information and your own queries.RepOSS currently contains information for about 300 OSS projects. In light of the explosively increasing number of OSS projects, we publish RepOSS as an OSS community development methodology. We will continue to work under this methodology to enrich the contents of RepOSS. Therefore, we would appreciate it if you could join the RepOSS project for enriching OSS information with us.


Masahiro Date


Monday November 5, 2012 10:10am - 10:55am CET
Rossini II

11:05am CET

Collaborating with Open Source for mixed IT solutions in the Cloud - Alfonso Castro, Microsoft

Microsoft has been working with many industry partners, including open source communities, to help address interoperability needs.  In this session, Alfonso Castro, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Open Solutions Group at Microsoft, will talk about the work that has been done with partners, competitors and open source communities to support mixed IT solutions running on Microsoft’s public and private cloud platforms.


Alfonso Castro

Director of Strategic Open Source Partnerships, Microsoft
After several years in the Unix business, Alfonso joined Microsoft 17 years where we worked on server technologies like Windows Server and Exchange. He spent the past 6 years in working exclusively on Open Source, contributing to Microsoft's Openness by connecting with customers and... Read More →

Monday November 5, 2012 11:05am - 11:50am CET
Vivaldi I

1:20pm CET

How to Develop a Dream Product: OEM and FOSS OSV Synergy - Dmitry Komissarov, ROSA

What and why OSV vendors should make to keep OEMs and their customers satisfied for a long period? How to develop new products which will become trendsetter on the market?

Balanced products with polished hardware and optimized software well fir together are still a rare sensation on the market. There are a few companies who managed to get them on a regular basis and most of them are proprietary vendors possessing and controlling both hardware and software development.This presentation will provide an overview of mission critical elements required to successfully cooperate with computer OEM companies in order to develop a “Dream product”. 


Dmitry Komissarov

Dmitry Komissarov is a CEO and co-founder of ROSA and PingWin Software companies focused on FOSS products development and support. Dmitry has extensive IT experience (CIO of IBS, Mandriva VP and member of Board). He orchestrated Russian National Software Platform concept development... Read More →

Monday November 5, 2012 1:20pm - 2:05pm CET
Vivaldi I

2:15pm CET

The Giant IT Vending Machine - Daniel Lopez Ridruejo, BitNami

If you are Zynga, Netflix, or the next hot web startup, the cloud provides you with programmatic access to vast storage and computing resources and the ability to scale your app by launching hundreds of load-balanced servers as needed.
Increasingly, however, it is small and medium businesses and traditional IT departments that are looking to the cloud to complement, and in some cases replace, their existing infrastructure.They are attracted to the self-service capabilities of the cloud, a giant IT vending machine that can deploy complete applications with the push of a button and which can be later customize and managed as needed.
This talk will describe in detail this new wave of cloud usage. It will draw from our experience packaging BitNami stacks, which have been deployed millions of times and power the products of the leading commercial open source companies.


Daniel Lopez Ridruejo

BitNami (BitRock)
Daniel is the founder and CTO of BitRock, makers of the popular Bitnami cloud application library and management tools. Previously, he was part of the original engineering teams at Covalent technologies (acquired by VMWare) and Devicescape. He holds a Master's degree in Telecommunications... Read More →

Monday November 5, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm CET
Rossini I
Tuesday, November 6

10:10am CET

The Next Black Swan in Open Source - Matt Asay, 10gen

VCs try to pick winners among possible portfolio companies, but enterprise IT is increasingly tasked with figuring out the open-source projects that will gather the most momentum and emulate Linux's success.  The problem, however, is that despite a range of attributes open-source projects need to succeed, the breakout successes remain "Black Swans," coming out of nowhere to dominate the industry.  In this session, Matt Asay will highlight key attributes to look for in open-source projects worth bringing into the enterprise, and against the backdrop of Black Swan theory will identify ways to predict the unpredictable: the next big open-source project.


Matt Asay

Vice President, Corporate Strategy, 10gen
Matt is the Vice President, Corporate Strategy at 10gen. Matt was SVP of Business Development and Interim CEO at HTML5 platform provider Strobe, which was acquired by Facebook in 2011. Previous to this Matt served as the COO at Canonical and GM of Alfresco’s Americas business, helping both to significantly grow revenues. Matt serves as an advisor to several open-source companies, founded the Open Source Business Conference, and writes a regular column for The Register... Read More →

Tuesday November 6, 2012 10:10am - 10:55am CET
Rossini II

11:05am CET

Patents and What We All Can Do - Keith Bergelt, OIN

Patents and the patentability of software has been a topic of much debate. While the debate rages the fact is that software patents exist and in the hands of antagonists to Linux and open source. As such, the community should leverage its common commitment to innovation through open collaboration to participate in a process of ensuring that the future threats to open source posed by poor quality patents are neutralized. If not, we run the risk of having to relive the patent conflicts of today out into the future. 
In late 2008, OIN launched the Linux Defenders Program. Linux Defenders is a crowd sourcing initiative designed to make prior art more readily accessible to patent examiners, increase the quality of granted patents and reduce the number of poor quality patents that issue. This will help remove the patent weapons that trolls and corporate antagonists use.


Tuesday November 6, 2012 11:05am - 11:50am CET

1:20pm CET

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace? - Karsten Gerloff, FSFE

Computers are woven into the fabric of our daily lives. They are the machines we use to create knowledge, they let us talk and write to each other, they are the cars, trains and planes that we use to move around. Computers are so tremendously useful because they are general purpose machines. We routinely use them to create and do things that the people who built them never dreamed of. Yet we are in the middle of an intense battle for control of these computers. Corporations are busy turning general purpose computers into mere shopping devices. Instead of choosing our destiny, we only get to choose our masters. It doesn't have to be this way. Are we heading for a world of corporate surveillance, where our choices will be bought and sold? Or are we going to create a world where we live in freedom and take charge of our lives?


Karsten Gerlofff

Karsten Gerloff is the President of the Free Software Foundation Europe. FSFE's mission as an independent not-for-profit organisation is to promote freedom in the information society through Free Software. Karsten Gerloff works together with developers, activists, business leaders... Read More →

Tuesday November 6, 2012 1:20pm - 2:05pm CET
Wednesday, November 7

10:40am CET

Shared Resources for Promoting Innovation: What You Can Do Regarding Software Patents - Deb Nicholson, OIN

Innovation, cooperation and the sharing of ideas are fundamental to the success of the free software community. As several notable lawsuits came to light throughout 2011, the free and open source software community saw aggressive use of patents to restrict choice and unfairly impair market forces. We'll see how the US patent system got to where it is in relation to software in particular and discuss what's already been tried and what's currently being done to protect free operating systems. 
Have you ever wondered what's at stake, how much money is changing hands, who is at risk and what can help? Defensive patent pools leverage the patents of a few to ensure protection for the group against patent trolls and other aggressors. We'll see how shared preemptive resources like Prior Art and Defensive Publications can help defend Linux, GNU and related projects. 


Deb Nicholson

Open Invention Network
Deb Nicholson works at the intersection of technology and social justice. She is the Community Outreach Director at the Open Invention Network and the Community Manager at Media Goblin. She also serves on the board at Open Hatch and as an advisor for The Ada Initiative. She organizes... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2012 10:40am - 11:25am CET

3:40pm CET

LibreOffice Certification Program - Italo Vignoli, The Document Foundation

The Document Foundation has recently launched LibreOffice Certification Program to support the corporate adoption of the office suite. The certification is an important step for the project, because it fosters the development of a broader ecosystem of professional services, which is a key asset for enterprise adoption (and LibreOffice is a first step on the road to Linux, as it provides the basic personal productivity tool).The presentation is targeted to Linux professionals willing to add a different set of skills to their portfolio, to increase business opportunities in the corporate environment. Certification is open to developers, trainers and support professionals, and creates a new profile: the migration professional. The presentation will provide an overview of the certification program, and the skills needed to apply and get the certification.


Italo Vignoli

The Document Foundation
Italo Vignoli has been active in high-technology marketing and PR since 1981, and is a free software advocate and a Linux user since 2004. He is a founding member of The Document Foundation, and the principal spokesperson for TDF and LibreOffice. He is a public speaking teacher, and... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2012 3:40pm - 4:25pm CET
Vivaldi I