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SAP's opening up towards Open Source - benefits and challenges

Karsten Schmidt

Making With Eclipse · Standard (25 mins)
Tuesday, 15:45, 25 minutes | Cypress

Tags: Business And Industry
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The boundaries between "Open Source companies" and "Commercial Vendors" are blurring. Open Source companies discover commercial "add-ons" as another business model besides the traditional ones, based on support and services. On the other hand, for a number of good reasons, commercial vendors intergrate OSS into their offerings and contribute back to the OSS projects.
This "hybrid" approach offers many benefits but at the same time lots of challenges, ranging from legal and business aspects to practical "every-day" issues.
The presentation will outline some of the benefits and challenges, based on SAP's experiences.  It will explain SAP's more open Open Source strategy and describe our ideas how to meet the challenges.

Karsten has been with SAP since 1988. He has held various positions in Technology Development. He was involved in SAP's decision for an Eclipse-based IDE in the Java space. Currently he is coordinating the Open Source activities in SAP's Java Server and Infrastructure organization.
 
Karsten has been involved in the Eclipse-SAP relationship for many years and has been a driving force behind the increased engagement of SAP that resulted, among others, in the switch to the "Strategic Member" status in early 2009.