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Matt Asay has been involved with open source since 1998, and is one of the
industry's leading open source business strategists. Asay currently runs US
operations (Sales, Marketing, Business Development) for Alfresco, the open
source leader in Enterprise Content Management. Prior to Alfresco, Asay was
Director of Novell's Linux Business Office and was responsible for helping
to lay the strategic and business foundation for Novell's use of open source
software. In addition, Asay founded the Open Source Business Conference, the
industry's premier open source strategy event, and served as an
Entreprenuer-in-Residence for Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, focusing on
open source investment opportunities.
Before Novell, Asay was General Manager at Lineo, an embedded Linux software startup, where he ran Lineo's Residential Gateway business. Asay earned his Juris Doctorate degree at Stanford Law School, spending two of his three years studying software licensing and innovation, and specifically the GNU General Public License, under Professor Larry Lessig. He also holds Masters and Bachelors degrees from the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK) and Brigham Young University, respectively.
Asay blogs for InfoWorld and has his personal open source blog. .
When a pure developer phenomenon, open source largely fed that
audience. Namely, developers writing software for other developers. With
the rise of viable open source business models, however, open source is
increasingly permeating every area of software, with many of the most
promising projects being enterprise applications.
In this presentation, Matt Asay will highlight both the emerging open source business models and the likely commercial opportunities they provide. He will build a framework for analyzing where open source is going, and identify ways to capitalize on this rising open source tide. Open source software is revolutionizing the way software is developed, sold, and supported - this presentation will explain why.
Presentation Slides: OpenOffice