Subject: Stanford Open Source in Business Forum (fwd)
From: kragen@pobox.com (Kragen)
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 13:48:33 -0500 (EST)

I think this might be of interest to folks on this list.

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Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 17:48:19 +0000
From: Ora-News <null@list.ora.com>
To: ora-news@list.ora.com
Subject: Stanford Open Source in Business Forum


If you live in the Bay Area and you're interested in the future of
Open Source, check out this event:

Stanford "Open Source in Business" Forum

Stanford University is bringing together the leaders of the Linux and
Open Source community and pairing them with the venture capital firms
responsible for starting new businesses in Silicon Valley. The
"Stanford Open Source in Business Forum" promises to be a historic
matchmaking session between the business world and the Open Source
community. This free forum takes place at the Faculty Club, Stanford
University, at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 19. It is sponsored by
BASES (Business Association of Stanford Engineering Students), Penguin
Computing, and O'Reilly and Associates.

The focus of the "Stanford Open Source in Business Forum" is the
business models emerging from the Open Source world, and how they can
succeed in competition with established hi-tech companies such as Sun,
IBM, and Microsoft.

The forum features venture capitalists, software executives, and
Open Source programmers and leaders discussing:

* What is Open Source? What products and services are based on
Open Source?

* How can entrepreneurs make money with Open Source software?

* The three primary Open Source business models: services and support;
distribution; and a value-added product line.

Open Source leaders featured on the panel are Linus Torvalds, the
creator of Linux, and Open Source advocate Eric Raymond. Also featured
are representatives from companies that produce Open Source-related
products: Red Hat, O'Reilly and Associates, Penguin Computing, Oracle,
Intel, S.u.S.E., LinuxCare, and Cyclades. Venture capitalists from
Mohr Davidow Ventures and Weiss, Peck & Greer round out the panel.

"This forum is a great start for those who want to build companies
based on Open Source software.  Finally the business world is
beginning to realize that the future of computing might just be the
Open Source world," said Sam Ockman, President of Penguin Computing
and a member of the strategy session that coined the term Open Source.


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