I’ll be giving a keynote in March at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC). The conference is on March 17 and 18 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.
Here’s the title and abstract for my talk:
Title: Asking the Hard Questions about Open Source Software
Abstract: Businesses have had decades of experience in acquiring software directly, on hardware, in services engagements, and through system integrators. As more and more organizations consider using open source, it’s important to uniformly hold all acquired software to high standards regarding quality, security, performance, and value for money spent in acquisition, support, and maintenance. Additionally, open source software adds questions about inclusiveness, governance, and longevity of communities. In this talk, I’ll discuss the questions you need to ask to ensure that you get more than what you pay for in the software you acquire.