[CoLoCo] Thursday: Open Source Software Economics, Standards, and IP in One Lesson - BLUG talk
neal at bcn.boulder.co.us
Mon Sep 8 23:37:14 BST 2008
Well-known speaker Stephen Walli is flying out to Colorado to talk on
Open Source Software Economics, Standards, and IP in One Lesson
this Thursday for the Boulder Linux User's Group. Read on for
details. Sounds like a good one.
(....except for the annoying misuse of the term IP, not to mean the
Internet Protocol, but to mean "Intellectual Property". But it isn't
the intellectual stuff that is someone's property, it is the rights to
it that temporarily is considered property. In my experience IPR
means Intellectual Progress Restrictions.... For more, see
Neal McBurnett http://mcburnett.org/neal/
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Subject: [lug] BLUG Meeting Announcement 2008-09-11
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The September Boulder Linux User Group meeting is coming up.
Talk : Open Source Software Economics, Standards, and IP in One Lesson
Speaker : Stephen Walli
When : 7 p.m. on Thu, Sep 11, 2008
Where : Aztek Networks, 2477 55th St, Suite 202, Boulder, CO.
Aztek Networks is on 55th between Arapahoe and Pearl, just
north of the Humane Society. There's plenty of parking, and
the 206 and 208 busses stop across the street.
Map : http://lug.boulder.co.us/meetings.html
Summary of 'Open Source Software Economics, Standards, and IP in One Lesson'
The talk looks at the economic relationships between free and open source
software, standards and intellectual property, and how they relate to
businesses using open source software. Based on past experiences (Optaros,
Microsoft, Softway, MKS), it looks at open source software in business
from the perspective: It's just software; It's just economics; It's just
business; It's just software licensing. There's nothing inherently new
about developing good software, communities, collaboration, or IP
licensing, but the yardsticks may have changed
Pre meeting food
Please join us informally for a bite to eat at Panera Bread before the
meeting, around 5:30 P.M. Panera is in the 29th street mall, east of
Highway 36/28th street near Walnut.
Boulder Linux User Group
Web Page: http://lug.boulder.co.us
Mailing List: http://lists.lug.boulder.co.us/mailman/listinfo/lug
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