Stephen Walli will held the “Commercial Open Source at Work” workshop at the next Open Mobility, in March in San Francisco. The workshop is part of a joint collaboration between Stephen and myself, of which I am proud and glad.
Below the workshop summary, if you plan to go you better know early bid discount expires in 14 days.
Today enterprise companies and vendors are often adopting open source software components and platforms, but most of the times they lack the proper policies and procedures. This workshop will cover general open source software business and community issues, providing the audience with all information needed to define and implement effective open source policies. Attendees will learn how to assess open source opportunities and risks, understand community issues and come away with an idea of how to obtain competitive advantages through a well-designed open source strategy. Among the open source topics to be addressed are: open source economics, intellectual property management, projects and communities. The workshop will be conducted through a series of units, fostering participation and discussion.