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Thursday, March 27 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
How OpenStack is Paralleling Linux Adoption (And How It Isn't) - Gordon Haff, Red Hat

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OpenStack is paralleling and will likely continue to parallel the adoption of another open source project that has become enormously popular and successful—namely Linux. The parallels are educational and useful in that they lend insight into the rate at which adoption takes place and what we might expect successful adoption to look like. At the same time, this session will provide appropriate caveats about assuming that OpenStack can be viewed as just a latter-day Linux. By applying this sort of historical perspective, we can better understand what might be the most effective approaches to collaboration, community-building, and cooperation moving forward.

The audience is anyone interested in how OpenStack (and, by extension, other open source projects) might evolve over time. For example, which critiques from analysts and press make sense given historical antecedents and which are more likely to just be attention-grabbing headlines?

This presentation will help those involved with open source projects--especially large, highly-collaborative ones--to understand some of the forces at play in the expansion of ecosystems and customer adoption based on historical examples.  

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Gordon Haff

Writer, Red Hat, Inc.
Gordon Haff writes about tech, trends, and their business impact; and is a frequent speaker at customer and industry events. His books include From Pots and Vats to Programs and Apps and How Open Source Ate Software.


Thursday March 27, 2014 11:30am - 12:20pm PDT
Salon C

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