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Thursday, September 19 • 6:00pm - 6:20pm
Going Global with Open Core - John Newton, Alfresco Software

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To build a successful open source business, you have to think beyond your project and start thinking globally almost from day one. Taking and contrasting experiences of building both an open source, open core business and a proprietary software business, John presents the advantages and challenges of building a global software business using an open core model. This presentation examines the role of the community, partners, channels and the project in moving beyond a home market.

Some of the issues addressed are: how do you look beyond your home market, how do you hire to grow globally, how does an open core model work in a global market, how do you fund global growth, and how do you compete against giant proprietary incumbents.


John Newton

Founder, Alfresco Software
John Newton is the founder of Alfresco Software has had one of the longest and most influential careers in content and information management. In 1990, John co-founded, designed and led the development of Documentum, then the pioneer and leader in content management. In 2005, John... Read More →

Thursday September 19, 2019 6:00pm - 6:20pm PDT
Main Stage