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Old 01-22-2008, 12:05 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Bruce Perens Speaking @ BALUG (Feb 19th)


Bruce Perens is speaking at the The Bay Area Linux Users Group (BALUG) on Feb 19th. BALUG is a lively and social group that is different from other LUGs because we sit down and eat dinner with our guest speakers. More than just listening to what they have to say, this gives us a chance to really get to know our speakers.

BALUG is open to the public and we hope you will join us, but please help us out by sending a quick RSVP:
RSVP@balug.org
Title:
"Innovation Goes Public"

Abstract:
Presented by Bruce Perens, co-founder of the Open Source Initiative in software.

Open Source provides much of the software infrastructure for many of the world's largest companies and organizations: Merrill Lynch, Google, Pixar, Amazon, the City of New York, and probably you - although you might not know it. Innovative products like Linux, Firefox, and Apache are the market-leaders in their sectors, but there are tens of thousands of Open Source programs, used for just about everything. But the economics of Open Source are non-intuitive: how can you make money by giving software away? Why did IBM de-emphasize AIX, after spending Billions, in favor of Linux, the product of a loose collaboration of programmers that it can never control? How can the world's greatest city trust Open Source to help manage its jails?

Bruce Perens will show how Open Source is often the most effective strategy for creating and utilizing new innovation. He will explain the economics of Open Source and how it works for profit-generating companies. His talk will be clear to beginners yet informative even for Open Source pros.


Upcoming 2008 Meeetings
Jan 15th - Eric S. Raymond
Feb 19th - Bruce Perens
March 24th - Mark Shuttleworth
April 15th - Eric Allman
May 20th - Jeremy Allison
June 16th - Andrew Morton
July 15th - Mike Linksvayer, CTO Creative Commons

With such a great lineup of speakers, why not subscribe to BALUG's extremely low volume announce list:

http://lists.balug.org/listinfo.cgi/balug-announce-balug.org
Meeting Details
6:30PM
February 19th, 2008
Four Seas Restaurant
731 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA
94108

PARKING:
Easy parking for $5 with in 1 block of the restaurant.

COST:
BALUG events are always free. However, dinner is $13 for those that want to eat.

About BALUG:
BALUG is lively gathering of Linux users free software enthusiasts that combines great food, community & intimate access to featured speakers. We meet in the bar of the Four Seas Restaurant from 6:30pm. At 7pm, we share a family-style Chinese dinner, which is followed by our guest speaker.
 
  


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