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March 12-14, 2019 - Half Moon Bay, CA
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Wednesday, March 13 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Single-vendor Open Source at the Crossroads - Dirk Riehle, Friedrich-Alexander University

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Most venture capital funding in open source flows to single-vendor open source firms a.k.a. companies with an open core model. With the struggles over licensing in the cloud, these companies find themselves at the crossroads: Stay true to open source or move to proprietary licenses, abandoning the goodwill and opportunities that come with open source. In this talk I will review how this business model works, discuss the challenges posed to vendors by large cloud providers, and review the current options on the table.

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Dirk Riehle

Professor, Friedrich-Alexander University
Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, M.B.A., is the Professor of Open Source Software at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Before joining academia, Riehle led the Open Source Research Group at SAP Labs, LLC, in Palo Alto, California (Silicon Valley). Riehle founded the Open... Read More →



Wednesday March 13, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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