ApacheCon US 2008 Session

Room 4 - Panel: The Business of Open Source - Power, Prestige, and Propulsion

Mike Bates -- CEO, Hotwax Media
Phil Robb -- R&D Section Manager, Hewlett-Packard
Mark Brewer -- Senior Vice President and GM of Enterprise Delivery, SpringSource
Debbie Moynihan -- Director, FUSE Community, Progress Software

The ApacheCon Business Track addresses key business, marketing and legal/licensing issues in Open Source. A panel of influencers will address key topics in The Business of Open Source that include: Prestige Users - implementation opportunities, deployment challenges, and best practices; Propulsion Providers - business (re)generation, product development, and fulfillment; and Power Players - market shapers, money makers, and business model-shakers. Moderator Sally Khudairi will create a lively, interactive dialogue by including questions and comments from the audience throughout the 50-minute session.