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Monday, December 12, 2005 - 12:07 by Anonymous (not verified)

I am spending Monday in San Diego at ApacheCon for their business track. The morning keynote titled Open Source is not a crime — yet! was by Cory Doctorow for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He is an incredibly dynamic speaker but paints a very dim view of the future of software and open source due to all the legislation that is being passed around copyright and digital rights management.

Simon Phipps from Sun did one of the best open source presentations I have seen. I agreed with most of Simon’s views and ideas around open source. He referred to the Open Source DNA Triangle: License, Governance and Motivation Model (ie. what is motivating the people working on the project). He has uploaded his slides but unfortunately, they might not be as descriptive as seeing Simon speak.