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IT Giants in Open Source for Competition, Cash

Apr 21, 2008, 19:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"I spent part of yesterday attending the Open Source Summit at Portland's Innotech Business and Technology Conference, and moderating a panel on 'IT Giants and Open Source.' We had a great discussion about the reasons, roles, responsibilities and rewards for big vendors to be acutely and adequately participating in open source software development and commercialization. Our fabulous panelists were Danese Cooper, open source diva, knitting machine and present to give perspective from Intel, Stuart Cohen of OSDL fame and current leader of startup CSI and Gerrit Huizenga, an IBM Solutions Architect working with Linux in the cloud, who when asked how to pronounce his last name correctly, politely told me, 'Very carefully' (Hi-zen-ga)..."

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