French Open Source Software: Open Source Conference “After the open source revolution: New and emerging software business models”, San Francisco, 8 December

Paris Region International Mission Enterprise,  the US branch of Paris Region Economic Development Agency, and System@tic are organizing with the support of the French-American Chamber of Commerce an open source conference in San Francisco, on the 8th of December 2008.

In France IT companies, corporations and central and local government administrations have been early adopters, and are willing to share ideas and opportunities with North-American open source vendors.

The event is aimed at providing insights on what comes next:

• large and local government agencies (Finance Dpt., Police, Parliament, Regional and local bodies such as the Paris Region and the city of Paris) have massively deployed their next generation IT infrastructure on free and open source software,

• new markets have emerged for services and have defined new categories such as the SSLL (Societes de Services en Logiciels Libres – Free Software Services Companies) Worldwide, new business models such as SaaS (Software as a Service), Internet-based and Web 2.0 services are enabled first by open source software, as witnessed with the successes of companies such as Google and

John Roberts, SugarCRM CEO and open source SaaS hero and brilliant GPLv3 pioneer,  will be in the panel of experts.

Registrations are now open.

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