Software/Open Source SIG Event - 'Where’s the Money in Open Source?'

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Open source is a growing and arguably successful strategy for making our corner of the world a better place. While altruism motivates many individuals and some companies to make things open source, others are in it for the money. On the other hand, many companies use or are forced to use, open source for its perceived cost-saving value, often disregarding its risks. So what’s the business case for open source? Covering multi-faceted aspects of the topic, this half day event will explore the challenges and the opportunities in making money out of open source, and the various business models used. It will help those considering developing open source to understand where the value is and look at what the future might bring. Confirmed speakers include <I><b>Lars Kurth</b></I> of <b><I>Citrix</b></I>, <I><b>Jack Lang</b></I> of <b><I>Raspberry Pi </b></I>, <I><b>David Berry</b></I> of <I><b>Qualcomm Cambridge Ltd.</b></I> and <I><b>Neil McGovern</b></I> of <b><I>Collabora</b></I>.

About the event

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This gripping event will tackle the most pressing issues in open source today by discussing the following angles:

  • If you don’t sell the software, what can you sell? Or is it just PR and marketing?

  • Can you cash in on a reputation made in the open source world?

  • What is the price of open source?

  • Is Bitcoin the way to literally make money from open source?

  • Are there indirect benefits from developing open source, and if so, what are they?

Confirmed speakers for this event include:

Andrew Haley, Tech Lead at Red Hat and Tim Carter, Head of Business Development for Android in Next Wave Markets at Google will be joining the Panel Session.  

The Software/Open Source SIG is championed by John Bechtel of Badger Pass, David Berry of Qualcomm Cambridge Ltd., Phillip Burr of Arkessa, David Roberts of Jabooh Software Services and Kevin Rolph of MediaTek. We are also extremely grateful to MediaTek for hosting this event.

To follow this SIG on Twitter, @CambWireless, please use #CWSWOS

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The Software and Open Source SIG is championed by John Bechtel of Badger Pass, David Berry of Qualcomm Cambridge, Phillip Burr of Arkessa, David Roberts of Jabooh Software Solutions and Kevin Rolph of MediaTek. We are also extremely grateful to MediaTek for hosting this event. To follow this SIG on Twitter, @CambWireless, please use #CWSWOS

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MediaTek, Cambourne Business Park, Building 2030, Cambourne CB236DW

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