"Given what an ardent critic of Microsoft I can be, it might be
surprising that the Open Source Business Conference will feature a
keynote from Brad Smith, Microsoft's General Counsel. I invited
Brad to take our 'footnote' slot that Clay Christensen, Eben
Moglen, Geoffrey Moore, and others have held. It's our prime slot,
and Brad will fill it well.
"Why let Microsoft speak? For one, because I've always felt
Microsoft had more to give to open source than to take from it.
This is why Bill Hilf has been on the OSBC advisory board since its
formation, and has done excellent work for the conference..."