[ok-ox-discuss] Workshop: Business and Sustainability Models Around Free and Open Source Software
jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Fri Dec 5 10:10:41 UTC 2008
On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 10:47 AM, Yishay Mor <yishaym at gmail.com> wrote:
> Workshop: Business and Sustainability Models Around Free and Open Source
> 12 January 2009, 10:00 - 16:00
> Oxford University Computing Services, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN
> Web page and on-line registration:
> E-mail: info at oss-watch.ac.uk
> Tel: 01865 283416
> How can free and open source software (FOSS) contribute to a viable
> sustainability model for software? How do people make money from
> licensing their own work out under free and open source licences? This
> OSS Watch workshop will focus on these questions and will be
> particularly suitable for knowledge transfer professionals, project
> managers, and principal investigators in UK higher and further education
> institutions who plan to employ FOSS exploitation techniques to sustain
> or monetize their code.
> The workshop will examine what sustainability models exist, what
> licensing models they rely upon and who uses them. It will highlight
> opportunities and risks inherent in current free and open source
> software-based sustainability models and try to identify strategies that
> are particularly suitable for use by the HE and FE community.
> At the end of the workshop the participants will:
> * Understand the varying licensing and community models that underlie
> free and open source sustainability models.
> * Have a greater familiarity with the most commonly-employed
> sustainability models.
> * Recognise where FOSS exploitation strategies may be of value.
> The workshop is free to UK higher and further education.
> * 09.30 Registration
> * 10.00 Welcome & fundamentals of FOSS (Ross Gardler - OSS Watch)
> * 11.00 Break
> * 11.20 FOSS business and sustainability models (Rowan Wilson - OSS Watch)
> * 12.20 Lunch
> * 13.20 Managing a sustainable FOSS project alongside research (Rhys
> Newman - JPC)
> * 14.00 Running a foundation to contain your code (David Roberts - Symbian)
> * 14.40 Break
> * 15.00 Panel - What does this mean for you?
> * 16.00 Finish
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