Lessons on Open Source from a 25-Year-Old Company

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Status: 
Accepted
Experience level: 
Advanced
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Session Type: 
Standard

Twenty-five years ago, two people, Marc Ewing and Bob Young, set up a business 
to make available a Linux distribution created by Marc called Red Hat 
Linux. That experiment of bundling a bunch of Free Software to make it 
easy to be consumed has helped spawn, along with the Debian distribution, 
a huge and diverse ecosystem of technologies that are now defining how 
the world consumes technology, how societies are run, and is helping 
drive the next generation of technical innovation.

This talk will try to bring to life some of the lessons learned, some
of the key decisions made, ome of the challenges experienced, and the
value of Free Software and the empowerment of people everywhere with
the genius of the GPL and the Free Software Foundation.

There will be some take-aways for anyone wanting to build a business
around 100% Free Software.

 

Schedule info
Time: 
25 Oct 2018 - 09:00 to 25 Oct 2018 - 09:45
Room: 
Theater
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