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Thursday, September 19 • 8:30am - 8:50am
Creating Authentic Value: Open Source vs. Open Core - Deborah Bryant, Red Hat, Inc.

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Recent emphasis on cloud technologies has put a spotlight on how software companies work in today’s business and technical environments. Some companies have moved from traditional software licenses and instead have chosen to try to protect their software through creative licenses such as “open core”. Unlike open source, where value is placed on community, collaboration, and services, open core businesses place their value on software features. Red Hat’s successful experience as a completely open source company has shown that value is not in the code, but in the support and expertise by being a part of a true community. In this talk, Red Hat’s Deb Bryant will share observations and cautionary tales from the world’s most successful open source company on how open core has time and again been demonstrated to not be truly open, limits community innovation, and delivers essentially proprietary software to customers.


Deborah Bryant

Senior Director, Open Source Program Office, Red Hat, Inc.
Deb Bryant is Senior Director of the Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat, where she leads a team of global stewards responsible for the company’s open source community objectives, as well as outreach to organizations interested in learning from Red Hat’s open... Read More →

Thursday September 19, 2019 8:30am - 8:50am PDT
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