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The Business of Open Source

10gen and Mozilla WebFWD

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

The Business of Open Source

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Note - we have hit capacity for in-person attendance at this event! We encourage you to tune in at and follow the Live Tweets at #OSBiz. Thanks for your interest in this important topic -- more to come!

Many misconceptions exist around the viability of open source as a business advantage. We'll hear successful open source executives share how to make money out of free and open software by examining their past successes and exploring frameworks for aspiring open source entrepreneurs.

The event is co-hosted by Mozilla WebFWD, a 12-week business creation program dedicated to supporting the next generation of open web entrepreneurs, and 10gen, the supporters of MongoDB the open source, document oriented database.

Confirmed speakers to date include:

Ed AlbaneseHead of Global Alliances, Cloudera, responsible for partnerships, channels, OEM sales, new market identification/entry and alliance programs. 

Satish Dhamaraj, General Partner, Redpoint Ventures. Prior to joining Redpoint, Satish was founder & CEO of Zimbra, which among many things pioneered AJAX, a new open source business model and a blended consumer / B2B product offering. He engineered the sale of Zimbra to Yahoo! for $350M.

Jeff Haynie, Co-Founder & CEO, Appcelerator. Jeff is a long-time serial entrepreneur, technologist and blogger. Before founding Appcelerator, Jeff was co-founder and CTO of Vocalocity, a software provider in the communications arena and CTO of eHatchery, a digital incubator and off-shoot of Bill Gross’ idealab!. Jeff has worked on numerous standard committees such as IETF and W3C and served as a core contributor to important open source projects including JBoss and OpenVXI. 

David Recordon, Engineering Manager, Facebook. David is an Engineering Manager at Facebook where he's worked on building out their Open Source and standards programs. He's now focused on internal tooling to make engineers super productive and it easier to find information throughout the company.

Dave Rosenberg, CEO and Founder, Nodeable. Dave leads Nodeable, a provider of real-time datastream processing. Previously, he was founder and CEO of Mulesoft where he led the company through two rounds of venture investment. Dave contributes to many industry and business publications including CNET, BusinessWeek, Infoworld and The Register. He is an advisor to several early stage companies, including: DataStax, Puppet Labs, and IT Database.


Matt AsaySVP Business Development, Nodeable. In addition to his executive roles at Nodeable and Canonical, Matt founded the Open Source Business Conference, has advised a range of open-source startups including SugarCRM, MuleSource, Volantis and JasperSoft, and has blogged on the business of open source for CNET, The Register and Wired.

Have questions about The Business of Open Source? Contact 10gen and Mozilla WebFWD
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Mozilla San Francisco
2 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

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