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October 23-26, 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic
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Thursday, October 26 • 09:00 - 16:00
Open Source Entrepreneur Network Symposium (Pre-Registration Required)

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Everyone uses open source now; that much is a given. It's not so much about whether you use open source, but how do you optimize your usage and contributions. How do you transform your engineering and product management organizations to incorporate open source? How do you clear legal hurdles without putting your company at risk? How do you take advantage of the innovation happening on the upstream platforms while continuing to deliver products on schedule? What is the best way to participate in these upstream communities and ecosystems? And if you sell a product, how do you utilize open source platforms and sell something that can be obtained for free?In this symposium from the Open Source Entrepreneur Network, we will:

+ Discuss the myriad of business models for selling open source-based products and services
+ Investigate potential legal landmines around contributing to and using open source software
+ Look at best practices for incorporating the best of upstream open source innovation into your organization

The most successful organizations will be the ones that optimize the above - learn why participating and collaborating can be the key to building out your business and product strategy.

Please View the Agenda Below:

9:00 – There is No Open Source Business Model – Stephen Walli, Microsoft

9:55am – Bootstrapping is the New Black: Building a Profitable Open Source Enterprise from Day One – Leslie Hawthorn, Red Hat, and Beth “pidge” Flanagan, Togan Labs

10:50 – Coffee Break

11:00 – Innovating in the Open: Lessons from a 3 Time Founder of Successful Open Source Based Businesses – Evan Powell, Cloudbyte

12:00 – Lunch

13:15 – Managing Internal or External Open Source Supply Chains – Shane Coughlan, Leader, Open Chain Project

14:10 – Why Contributing Upstream is Sustainable Engineering – Colin Charles, Percona

15:00 – Break

15:10 – The Great Open Source Business Model Smackdown. It’s the Debate to End All Debates! Evan Powell, Stephen Walli, Beth Flanagan, and Colin Charles

Registration Cost: $150 USD

How to Register:
Pre-registration is required. Add this symposium to your existing Open Source Summit Europe Registration.

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Stephen Walli

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Stephen is a principal program manager working in the Azure team at Microsoft. Prior to that he was a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Stephen has been a technical executive, a founder, a writer, a systems developer, a software construction geek, and a standards... Read More →

Thursday October 26, 2017 09:00 - 16:00 CEST

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