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First Conference on Financial Impact of Open Source Software on Global
Business Debuts in San Francisco March 16 & 17
Open Source Business Conference 2004 features speakers from Amazon,
AT&T Wireless, Benchmark Capital, CA, Cooley Godward, EDS, Google, HP,
IBM, Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Novell, Oracle,
Sun, VERITAS, Wilson Sonsini, and more
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. February 17, 2004 Open Source Business
Conference 2004, the premier event for open source software and business,
debuts March 16 and 17 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. Keynote
presentations, panel sessions and speakers from some of the world's leaders
in business, law, venture capital and technology assess the financial
impact of open source software on global business.
The two-day conference examines how open source software is changing
markets around the world. It explores the legal, investment, vendor and
customer risks and rewards of open source software. Listen to keynote
Clayton Christensen, author of the Innovator's Dilemma and the
Innovator's Solution, speaking March 16 on "Open Source: Capturing the
Upside While Avoiding the Downside;"
Former Oracle president Raymond Lane, general partner at Kleiner
Perkins Caulfield & Byers, speaking March 17 on "The Macro Impact
of Open Source Software."
Learn from Microsoft about its strategy to capitalize on open source. Hear
from experts on the impact of SCO Group's legal challenges to Linux and how
they think the courts will rule. Find out where the top venture capitalists
are investing today and tomorrow. Get first-hand insights into how Global
2000 companies are using open source in their organizations to save money
and gain competitive market advantages.
Speakers and panelists at Open Source Business Conference 2004 represent a
wide range of open source-savvy organizations, including:
Vendors: BEA, EDS, Microsoft, MontaVista, Oracle, Redhat, SAP, Sun,
Symantec, VERITAS, Wind River Systems;
Corporate Users: Amazon, AT&T Wireless, Goldman Sachs, Google,
Law Firms: Akin Gump, Cooley Godward, Davis Polk Wardwell, Gray Cary,
Emerging Companies: CollabNet, Covalent, MySQL, Rackable, Scalix,
Sendmail, Sleepycat Software, SourceFire, Trolltech, Zope;
Venture Capitalists: Azure Capital, Benchmark Capital,
Fidelity Ventures, Index Ventures, Intel Capital, Kleiner Perkins,
Mayfield and NEA.
Sponsors of Open Source Business Conference 2004 include Boston Consulting
Group, Computer Associates, Finnegan Henderson, Gluecode Software,
Groundwork Open Source Solutions, HP, IBM, Intel, Linux Networx,
Metrowerks, Microsoft, Novell, OSAIA, Sendmail, SGI, Summit Law Group,
VERITAS and Wind River Systems.
Media sponsors include Business 2.0, Fortune, Informationweek, Optimize and
About Open Source Business Conference
The Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), the premier event for open
source and business, is the leading independent forum for addressing the
business, legal and financial issues facing technology vendors and
organizations deploying open source software. OSBC 2004 will be held March
16-17, in San Francisco at the Westin St. Francis. View details and
register at www.osbc2004.com.
Open Source Business Conference is a trademark of Genus Group LLC. Linux is
a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Third party marks and brands are the
property of their respective holders.
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