Whether you want to build the software, run it, grow the community or just learn more about it, there will be content, workshops and design sessions for you to attend at the OpenStack Summit, Oct 15-18 in San Diego. Stick around Friday for the first OpenStack service day, a 1/2 day beach cleanup.

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Wednesday, October 17 • 4:30pm - 5:10pm
Understanding the Patent Context of Linux/OSS: Developing a Thoughtful Strategy to Ensure OpenStack's Future

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In this talk the patent context of open source and Linux will be outlined including the evolution from the SCO litigation through to the Mobile Patent Wars.  As part of this history the formation and operational evolution of OIN from passive to active deterrent will be discussed with an eye toward providing OpenStack Foundation members the benefit of OIN's experience as well as offering a set of considerations designed to aid in shaping the Foundation's IP policy.   This session will be presented by Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network, in the hope of ensuring the Foundation's IP policy advances the OpenStack project's goals and is coherent with OIN's community-based approach to the preservation of freedom from patent aggression.

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Keith Bergelt

CEO, Open Invention Network
Keith Bergelt is the CEO of Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in history, created to support freedom of action in Linux as a key element of open source software. Funded by Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Sony, SUSE, and Toyota, OIN has nearly 4,000... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2012 4:30pm - 5:10pm PDT
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