December 17 - 18, 2019 | Tokyo, Japan
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Wednesday, December 18 • 09:00 - 09:20
Open Source Economics for Licence and Compliance Experts - James Bottomley, IBM

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Thanks to various populist articles by Venture Capitalists, there is a significant expectation of an open source economic model which is being thwarted by various leaders and licence experts. The object of this session is to arm lawyers, compliance experts and leaders with the facts so they can better respond when put on the spot by various interests (and also when clients and others picking up on the hype ask similar questions). The truth, of course, is that Open Source Licences have no associated Economic models. However, there are various models of how open source communities operate which have economic implications an can be discussed with clients. This session will explain the basics of economics as it relates to open source, how best to debunk the VC claims, and how to discuss economic models in open source rationally with clients

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James Bottomley

James Bottomley is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Research where he works on Cloud and Container technology. He is also Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem. He has been a Director on the BoardJames Bottomley is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Research where he works on... Read More →

Wednesday December 18, 2019 09:00 - 09:20 JST
Conference Room 402N