Interactive Panel Discussion
SOURCE AS THE FOUNDRY FOR AN ECOSYSTEM"
OCTOBER 15, 2003
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Presentation and Discussion
Open to the Public. Fee: $15 (cash or check, payable at the door).
Pre-registration recommended. Further information below.
There has been a great deal of recent interest garnered by open
source software products, such as Linux. The issues surrounding
licensing has eclipsed in many peoples minds the key benefits of
open source software. Open Source software has the ability to create
a complete ecosystem that extends far beyond the program that is
open sourced. It can mean, and has meant, changes to hardware design,
educational curricula, organizational structure, business models,
and a large number of tangible and intangible business and commercial
This Interactive Panel Discussion is aimed at introducing the concepts
behind this, and how and why it is an attractive business model.
After short presentations from the panelists, audience participants
will have the opportunity to engage in a lively, interactive discussion.
The panelists include:
- Mr. Mark Cathcart, IBM Distinguished Engineer & Member, IBM
Academy of Technology; IBM On Demand Systems Environment Architecture
- Mr. Lawrence Rosen, Attorney, Rosenlaw.com and General Counsel
& Secretary, Open Source Initiative (OSI)
ABOUT MARK CATHCART
Mark Cathcart is an IBM Distinguished Engineer in IBM's On Demand
Architecture and Design team and an elected member of the IBM Academy
of Technology. His responsibilities include the technology strategy
and direction of corporate initiatives, as well as significant input
into and influence on the Server strategy. In prior assignments
Mr. Cathcart has been involved with the introduction, adoption and
strategy for Linux, XML, Java and J2EE at IBM. He has been an open
source software proponent for some 20-years and has been at the
forefront of the open standards strategy at IBM since 1992.
ABOUT LAWRENCE ROSEN
Lawrence Rosen is both an attorney and a computer specialist.
As an attorney, Mr. Rosen's specialty is technology, but he is also
a skilled litigator and negotiator, and is a legal advisor to individuals
and companies throughout the world. He also has extensive experience
teaching computer programming, and has been a department and product
manager in the computer and communications industry.
Mr. Rosen is very involved in the open source community. He is
the general counsel and secretary of the Open Source Initiative
OSI reviews and approves major open source licenses, several of
which were written by Mr. Rosen. OSI manages and promotes the Open
Source Definition for the good of the community, specifically through
the OSI Certified open source software certification mark and program.
Mr. Rosen often publishes and speaks around the world on open source
licensing and patent issues. View more about Mr. Rosen at his firm's
The $15 fee is payable at the door via cash or check. To pre-register
for the Interactive Panel Discussion, please submit your name, title,
company name and telephone number to:
Ms. Claire Kahrobaie
Manager, Client Services
Silicon Valley World Internet Center