SDForum Global Open Source Colloquium

Addressing the changing nature of open source software trends in the world

Event Details


swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111 United States


March 23, 2009 10:30 am - March 25, 2009 5:15 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)

The location for this event has been moved to the Palace Hotel. More information and registration at

Open source is more global and expansive in 2009.  SDForum’s Global Open Source Colloquium will be addressing the evolving dynamics and fortunes of open source with speakers and panelists from around the world:

•    Government initiatives in the US, Europe, and Asia
•    New and different business models for Open Source
•    Global challenges and opportunities

Last year, SDForum’s Global Open Source Conference attracted a high level, exclusive group of 80 leaders discussing the globalization of open source – attendees included leading industry and government experts examining the worldwide trends in open source software and its commercial as well as on government policy.

In 2009, the Global Open Source Colloquium will continue to address the changing nature of open source software trends in the world.  With an exclusive group of leaders in the open source developer, user, and investor communities, the following agenda is designed to foster discussion on emerging business ideas and opportunities in the use of open source for both local and global needs in the coming years.


11:30–12:15pm     registration and Networking Lunch

12:15–12:30pm     welcoming Remarks

12:30–01:15pm     keynote: Larry Augustin

01:15–02:15pm     panel Discussion: “Governement Initiatives: Opportunities and Challenges”

02:15–02:30pm     shote keynote: Report from Asia, Andrew Aitken, Olliance

02:30–02:45pm     coffee Break

02:45–03:00pm     shote Keynote: Sam Ramji, Microsoft

03:00–04:00pm     panel Discussion: “Is there still Open in Open Source?”

04:00–05:15pm     panel Discussion: “Venture Panel: Where is the Money?”

                                      • Kevin Efrusy, Accel Partners

                                      • Robert Theis, Scale Venture Partners

                                      • Tim Guleri, Sierra Ventures

                                      Moderated by Mark Radcliffe, DLA Piper

05:15–06:15pm     closing Remarks, Reception


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Photo: Myleen Hollero