Tarus Balog, a maintainer of the OpenNMS project and the CEO of the OpenNMS Group, will be the opening keynote speaker and the first ever Indiana LinuxFest on 26 March 2011.
The topic is:
Why We Can’t All Get Along (And Why This Is A Good Thing)
The open source world covers a huge spectrum of people and ideas. On one side you have free software advocates who push for freedom in all software, and on the other side you have commercial business entities who see open source as something to exploit. Most of us live somewhere in the middle.
While critics of open source might view this as a failing, this talk will discuss how our cliques, cowboys, factions, zealots and even those that would take advantage of us all work to advance our software projects, and why this method is ultimately better than a monolithic, closed environment.
Registration is now open.