A number of folks for Canonical will be at LinuxCon this week. On Thursday, Matt Asay, our COO, will be moderating a panel discussion on what’s next for Linux. On Wednesday, Matt Zimmerman, Canonical’s CTO (replacing Chris Kenyon) will participate in a panel discussion on where the Linux desktop is succeeding. On Wednesday as well, Amanda Brock, Canonical’s General Council, will be giving a talk on Project Harmony – a project that takes its aim to harmonize contribution agreements within the FOSS community.
As a marketer in the Open Source world and an employee of Canonical, I am particularly interested in the proliferation of Linux in the Enterprise, what needs to happen to make Corporate [fill in the name of your favorite country] not only accept but actually seek out Open Source solutions and Linux as a platform to realize said solution. I think that the talks Canonical is participating in address those questions, as well as several others I am going to try to make, such as what Linux means to the CIO, and how companies should approach the reality of Open Source as a multi-source distributed development environment that needs to function in the Enterprise – to name just a couple.
Hope to bump into some of you in Boston…Read more