Open World Forum (OWF'12)

Open World Forum
October 11-13, 2012
Paris

OW2 is organizing this year again for Open World Forum a Community Summit on Thursday, October 11, 2012, from 1:30pm to 5:30pm.

This year's Community Summit will address the key issues impacting the growth and management of open source communities. Speakers at the Summit will look at the challenges posed by the emergence of cloud computing on their communities and will identify new vendor lock-in strategies, the repositioning of software, and the necessary linkage with open data.

On the following day, Friday, October 12, from 10am to 6pm, CompatibleOne is organizing a full track dedicated to open cloud and open standards. Click here for link to the CompatibleOne track details

Tentative Program
- 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, Novell (tbc)
See more about the Community Summit and the progam here.

Practical information for the Open World Forum :

Dates:
October 11th to 13th, 2012
Location:
EUROSITES
George V 28, Avenue George V
75008 Paris
Save the dates and attend OWF'12.

Community Summit details and abstracts:
Speaker: Lars Kurt, Xen, Citrix. Title: Cloud Computing and the Xen Community AbstractThe 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.

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