SESSION 7 - Entrepreneurship and Community

Schedule : April 2, 04:00 - 05:00
Session chair : Cédric Thomas, OW2 CEO.

Note : the slides (PDF) of the presentation given are available on the Program page

1) Open-source middleware, an entrepreneurship perspective
Speaker : Christophe Ney, Consultant
Schedule : April 2, 04:00 - 04:30
Abstract : This first decade of the 21th century has been for open-source the time of a deep impact onto the software industry at large and of dramatic changes in professional practices of IT specialists worldwide. Along with social and business adoption of a finally converging pervasive, mobile and highspeed worldwide network that was prefigured by the Web, open-source has offered new ways of thinking software adoption from end to end. Today, often invisible to the end user who does not know anymore where software is on the system, open-source bricks have been something that IT specialists have been watching closely as a way to lower the cost of system design and maintenance. This talk offers a perspective of what open-source has brought to entrepreneurs starting new organizations or revitalizing mature organizations with innovative projects.

2) Use cases and Guidelines to build and sustain an OSS Community
Speaker : Stéphane Ribas, INRIA
Schedule : April 2, 04:30 - 05:00
Abstract : This presentation proposes an overall approach to community development, a step-by-step guide for community development, tips on specific community issues, and a set of tools for project leaders who are willing to organize, build and sustain an OSS communities. This presentation includes concrete examples and real life use cases.