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SDForum's 2008 Global Open Source Conference on globalization of open source will include leading industry and government experts examining the worldwide causes and effects of open source software and its impact on commerce strategies, investment planning, legal issues and government policy.

Open source is changing the global software industry as governments create new policies mandating use of open source and as international markets open. In response, hundreds of new companies are formed to support, nurture and commercialize open source to take advantage of the opportunities. As a result, end users are deploying open source throughout their companies in literally every vertical and horizontal market.

The SDForum 2008 Global Open Source Conference will address the unique nature of open source software trends; the role of governments; the impact of globalization on open source commerce; the distinctive characteristics of investment; the different legal aspects of a globally distributed IP community; plus the growth characteristics of the global open source community.

Keynote: Marten Mickos, MySQL

Panel Discussion: Global Open Source Trends and Public Initiatives
Mark Radcliffe, DLA Piper
Sander Ruiter, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
Tony Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University
Arnaud Le Hors, IBM

Entrepreneur Panel: Learning Lessons from around the World
Don Brown, Atlassian
Daniel Chalef, Knowledge Tree
Ismael Ghamili, Intalio
Chander Kant, Zmanda
Moderator: Andrew Aitken, Olliance Group

Panel discussion: Venture Panel: Where is the money?
Vineet Buch, Blue Run Ventures
Kevin Efrusy, Accel
John Occhipinti, Woodside Fund
Rory O'Driscoll, Scale Ventures

$85 - SDForum members, $100 - non-members, $30- Platinum Pass.

Official Website: http://www.sdforum.org/globalopensource

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