Exploring open source in business

The growth of open source methodology as a successful process for software development, content creation, and hardware engineering is one of the best technological stories of the 21st Century. Merging those creative processes successfully with business practices has, at times, proven to be challenging, but by no means impossible.

The Open Source in Business webinar series intends to bridge this gap by providing a vendor-neutral forum to discuss the business of open source. The series will examine companies who release software as open source and make money by using that software, rather than by selling it. Participants will hear from services companies that have grown organically by specializing in support and solutions around niche open source projects. Sessions will explore how successful consortia help define and grow a marketplace around popular open source projects. Venture capital partners will share what they look for in successful high-growth businesses, and how open source can play a role in those companies.

Join us for interactive sessions and discussions that explore the inflection point between open source and business, and discover how success in open source business happens.

Next Episode: How Mozilla Changed the Internet

Time: October 27th, 2020, 4pm CEST/11am EDT/8am PDT
Featured speaker: John Lilly

Join Dave Neary in a discussion with former CEO of Mozilla Corporation, John Lilly, on how an open source project which became independent of AOL in 2003 managed to reintroduce competition into the browser market and modernize the Internet, while generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.

Register here

Watch our Last Episode on demand: The Evolution of Open Source Non-Profits

Time: October 20th, 2020, 4pm CEST/11am EDT/8am PDT Featured speakers: Karen Sandler, Myrle Krantz

Description: Join Stephen Walli as he curates a discussion on the evolving role of the non-profits created around open source projects over the past 20 years. Our featured speakers are Karen Sandler, Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, and former Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation, and Myrle Krantz, board member and treasurer of the Apache Software Foundation.

Watch on demand here

All of our past episodes are listed on the event schedule page, and are also available on our YouTube channel.