eLiberatica Video

Lucian Savluc has posted some videos on YouTube of the eLiberatica Open Source and Free Software IT Conference that I had the good fortune to speak at and participate in at the start of the Summer. Local Romanian IT thinkers, Zak Greant of the Mozilla Foundation, Louis Suarez Potts of Sun/Open Office, and others give their thoughts on what is happening in the OSS market in Eastern Europe.

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Friday Snippets

Things are heating up for the summer. In no particular order, here is some news from the sunny side of the Alps.

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eLiberatica 2008 in Bucharest last week was a blast, not to mention a quality conference. It got the balance between Open Source and business just right, something many conferences fail to do. David Ascher has a blog post talking more about it. Now if only I could dig up that video of him dancing to 80s hits.

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Giants

Here are my slides from eLiberatica.

A lot of context is lost but you will get the general idea. In case you are wondering, the Giant is you … everyone in the FOSS cycle from devs to consumers.

FOSS, Business, and Bucharest

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I’ll be in great company talking this coming week at the eLiberatica conference in Bucharest (see blurb below). … Hope to see you there.

While I am used to giving more technical talks, this time around I will be focusing on something a little different. To fit in with the general theme of the conference, my focus will be on how small and medium size businesses can use FOSS software to get a kick-start on the road to success. The FOSS software pool is getting larger all the time. Whether you run a product model business, or a service orientated one, there is something for everyone. One size fits all is not the case. I’ll be trying to get the message across that there are great opportunities if you take the plunge, with a few tips on how to choose the right tools and technologies to fit your needs.

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