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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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