Sunday, 2 March 2008

Open Source Yearbook -- Panel at CeBIT Thu 6 March 2008

Next Thursday 6 March 2008 at 17:00-18:00 CET, there will be a panel on "The Commercialisation of Open Source" at the Future Talk Booth in Hall 9 (Stand A30) of the CeBIT fair in Hannover, Germany. One of the purposes of the panel is to publish the Open Source Yearbook 2008, the fifth in a series of yearbooks produced by a team around Professor Lutterbeck of the Technical University of Berlin.

I'll be one of the panelists, representing MySQL AB. Other panelists are from, Citrix, the Zope user group, and the Free Software Foundation.

For the book, I wrote a chapter called "Architecture of Participation: Taking part in Open Source at MySQL". It describes our attempts at MySQL at increasing the level of participation by our community in the development of MySQL, which has traditionally been very centralistic in its development model.

If you read German and want to have some fun at the cost of other business models than that of MySQL AB, I recommend you to read the comment "Windows Closed Source Yearbook appears at CeBIT" on heise closed.

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