Open World Forum
- Cedric Thomas, OW2 CEO
- Ralph Mueller, Director, Eclipse Foundation
- Leslie Hawthorn, Red Hat
- Dave Neary, Red Hat
- Lars Kurth, Xen
- Simon Phipps, Open Source Initiative
- Ross Turk, Vice President of Community for Inktank
- Michael Meeks, SUSE
See more about the Community Summit and the progam here. Practical information for the Open World Forum : Dates:
October 11th to 13th, 2012
George V 28, Avenue George V
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Community Summit details and abstracts: (to be completed progressively)
Speaker: Lars Kurt, Xen, Citrix.
Title: Cloud Computing and the Xen Community
Abstract: The Xen Hypervisor open source project was founded in 2003 as a direct result of Cambridge Universities XenoServer research project that defined Cloud Computing as we know it today. In 2006 Amazon Web Services built their business on top of Xen, followed by Slicehost and many other cloud and hosting providers. In other words: the Xen project provided the technology that enabled many multi-million dollar businesses to thrive. However, until recently cloud and service providers have not been active members of the Xen community. This talk will look at characteristics of the Xen community, its evolution over time, consider licensing and related topics. We will also look at incentives to engage service providers and help them become more active members of your open source community.
Speaker: Michael Meeks
Title: LibreOffice: turning vinegar into wine
Come and hear the story of how the development community around LibreOffice was created from the ashes of the OpenOffice.org project. Hear some of the lessons we learned from both projects, and the ways we use to ensure that corporations play a constructive role with an interest in a diverse developer community. Hear a detailed rational for our release process, and how it helps to reduce problems around conflicting goals. Hear about our progress to date, see some community diversity metrics we track, and more. Finally enjoy a gratuitous plug for our new features and functionality.
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free software. He very much enjoys working for SUSE where as the Linux Desktop Architect he tries to understand and nudge the direction of our Linux investment. He has appreciated working on various pieces of infrastructure and applications over the years: from GNOME office, through component technologies, to Evolution, Accessibility, MeeGo, and latterly LibreOffice much of the time. Prior to this he worked for Quantel gaining expertise in both hardware and software for real time on-line AV editing systems. Speaker: Ros Turk
Abstract: The Dangers of Apathetic Abstraction
What began as a vague shape on a diagram (indicating something so incomprehensibly vast the diagrammer decided against trying to draw it) has changed everything. Yesterday, the network was out of your control and too complicated to understand; now your entire operation is. But one thing hasn't changed: you probably don't care how most of it works, just that it continues to. Every day, scores of excited entrepreneurs build new companies on cloud infrastructure without a second thought. Every day, established companies relinquish their data centers. The reason is clear: it's far easier to build something amazing when you can stop paying attention to what makes large portions of it work. Abstraction is not having to worry how underlying technology functions; apathetic abstraction is not caring. This session will discuss how to avoid the danger of relying on something you don't control and don't understand.
Biography: Ross Turk is Vice President of Community for Inktank, responsible for building a strategic relationship with users, contributors, and the open source community. Ross brings more than 15 years of experience creating software, managing complex IT systems, and helping companies understand and serve developers. Before joining Inktank, Ross managed developer communities for Talend, Alcatel-Lucent and SourceForge.net, the world’s largest open source community. In the more distant past, Ross ran the engineering team for SourceForge and provided architectural leadership.