The Role of Open Source and Open Standards in the Expanding eBusiness
Wednesday, May 31, 2000
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Silicon Valley World Internet Center
Open to the Public.
Limit: 60 audience participants.
Fee: $10.00 (Payable by cash or check at day of event. No fee to
RSVP to Venilde Jeronimo, the Center's Director of Programs,
- Mr. George Sidman, Founder & President, Monterey Network
Panel of Experts
- Mr. Scott Hebner, Program Director of e-Business Technology
Marketing, IBM Corporation
- Mr. Cliff Miller, Chairman, CEO & Director, TurboLinux
- Mr. Doug Miller, Group Product Manager for Competitive & Interoperability
Strategies, Microsoft Corporation
- Mr. Arno Puder, Project Manager, Deutsche Telekom
Executive Sponsors of, and others associated with, the Center will
discuss the Open Source Movement and its impact on the expanding
eBusiness economy. Is open source software creating a new vision
software industry? If so, will it succeed and where is it going?
The various essays in the controversial 1999 volume "Open
Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution" clearly claim
builds better software and emphasize that businesses can leverage
freely available software for a competitive business advantage.
Open Source Movement has rocketed and divided the software industry.
Is the widespread adoption of Linux, Perl, and Apache a trend or
a revolution for the software industry?
What about the corporate support given to the Open Source Movement
by IBM, Netscape, and Oracle? Is this a short-term phenomena
or is it a larger issue, calling for new directions in the future
of software development?
Come participate in our open dialogue with our panel on this
fast-growing industry movement.
Dr. Venilde Jeronimo
Director of Programs
Silicon Valley World Internet Center
700 Welch Road, Suite 250
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Tel: + 1 650.462.9800
Fax: + 1 650.462.9818