Last seesion of the day, and I’m in the one for cheapskates people who like free software. Not just free, but created by everyone for everyone. Yeah, saving money is a big plus, but in many cases open source software has better features and fewer bugs. Everybody wins … unless you sell software rather than services.
He’s going over the history of open source, starting with IBM. Some of this I knew, most of it I didn’t.
Just took the presenter’s (Matt Burkhardt‘s) picture, and got a nice reaction from him in the process.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, his presentation was created in OpenOffice using a computer running Linux. Sweet.
Still going through the history lessons, but now we’re getting to things I remember, rather than having just learne about. Ah, nostalgia.
Linked in uses software from the 80s.
Roundabout story that lead to a tale of “crowdsourcing,” or having many people help a little bit to achieve an amazing goal.
More and more stories … hoping for some software choices soon.
“Software as a Service” It’s not important what’s important on your hard drive, it matters what’s online. “Thin clients,” I’ve heard them called.
Answering questions from the audience – good questions.