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2016/05/11 “Apache Open Tech is fueling tomorrow’s game changing innovations” | Todd Moore | ApacheCon North American 2016 (web video)

History of open source at IBM from 1998 @tmmoore_1 @ApacheCon NA 2016, and current IBM Open Cloud Architecture. Todd Moore, VP of Open Technology at IBM will share a retrospective of IBMs deep roots ASF and then follow with some

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Monty Widenius, Brian Aker “Open source cultures, the Sun/MySQL acquisition” (MP3 audio), Open Source Conference from O’Reilly Media, IT Conversations, 2008/07/23

The open source movement can be mixed up with commercial interests. Six months after Sun purchased MySQL, Tim O’Reilly interviews Monty Widenius and Brian Aker, the founder and Director of Technology, respectively, of MySQL. In this conversation from the 2008

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Mark Shuttleworth, “Free Software and Wealth Creation” (MP3 audio), O’Reilly Media Open Source Conference, 2008/07/22

As Ubuntu matures, it becomes a more and more credible option for operating systems. There is an interaction between changes that happen in technology, changes in economics, and changes in society. The software industry is at the heart of these

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Tony Bailetti, “Open Source Maturity Curve and Ecosystems Interactions: Lessons Learned” (MP3 audio), Eclipse Summit Europe, 2009/10/27

The adoption of open source by companies doesn’t occur overnight. In this podcast, Ian Skerrett from the Eclipse Foundation talks to Tony about the stages of the open source maturity curve and why organizations benefit from tapping into ecosystems. Tony

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Eric Raymond, “Hacking, Open Source, and the Cathedral and the Bazaar” (MP3 audio), Econtalk, 2009/01/19

Eric Raymond was at the founding the open source movement, and is the most cited author with his writing placing a historical context.  This interview reflects on the complementary foundations in economics. Eric Raymond, author of The Cathedral and the

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Ted Leung, “Open Source in the Corporate World” (MP3 audio), Herding Code, 2008/10/03

It’s interesting to hear first-hand accounts of histories of successes and failures in Silicon Valley. Ted Leung … works on dynamic languages and tools at Sun Microsystems and is a member of the Apache Software Foundation. We discussed a variety

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Drew Endy vs. Jim Thomas, “Synthetic Biology Debate” (MP3 audio), Longnow Foundation, 2008/11/17

Can biology be componentized in the way that information technologies have been? “I want to develop tools that make biology easy to engineer,” Drew Endy began. The first purpose is better understanding fundamental biological mechanisms through “learning by building.” The

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Evan Prodromou, “Identi.ca” (MP3 audio), Technometria with Phil Windley, 2008/08/18

I microblog on Twitter, but have wondered about alternatives.  Not only is there an open source alternative in Identi.ca, but it’s also architected in a decentralized way. Identi.ca is an open microblogging service. Users can post short messages about themselves

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Philip Rosedale, “Open Source Second Life”, O’Reilly Media Open Source Conference, 2007/07/27

Changing the virtual world software to open source is a significant turning point in strategy. Second Life is not a game – it is a social, interactive, 3D version of the Internet. It has so far been developed and hosted

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Tim O’Reilly, interview by Dan Bricklin, Software Garden, 2005/08/01

There’s more to open source than “free”. An interview with Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media. O’Reilly Media is a major publisher of computer books. It also hosts conferences on computer languages, Open Source, and Emerging Technologies. Tim

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Joel Spolsky, Software Garden, 2005/05/19

In the earlier days of open source, developers had to figure out how to navigate the variety of licenses. Interview with Joel Spolsky, software developer, author, blogger, and software entrepreneur. Discussions about developers keeping track of where their code comes

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Marten Mickos, interview by Dan Bricklin, Software Garden, 2005/07/13

MySQL was unique in having a open source and commercial dual license structure. An interview with Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB. MySQL is a very popular database that is released under a “dual license” approach that includes the GPL

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Lawrence Rosen, “Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law”, Software Garden, 2005/05/23

Licensing isn’t all there is to open source, but it does provide a context in which software development occurs. Larry has served as the general counsel and secretary of the Open Source Initiative, authored the book “Open Source Licensing: Software

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Linda Hamel, Software Garden, 2005/05/19

Open source licensing can be complicated. In the public sector, a lot of issues have been considered and worked out. Dan Bricklin interviews Linda Hamel. … an interview with Commonwealth of Massachusetts Information Technology Division General Counsel Linda Hamel. For

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Michael Cote and Steve O’Grady, “Apple’s Open Source”, Redmonk Radio, 2006/08/21

In parallel with OS/X, Apple has an open source version in Darwin, although the Open Darwin project shut down with the move to Intel x86 architecture In this episode Steve O’Grady and Coté talk about Apple’s recent open source efforts,

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Gary Lang, “Opening the Possibilities: APIs and Open Source Code”, OSCON 2006, 2006/07/27

Gary Lang talks about the adoption of open source at Autodesk.

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