The Google Open Source Update

Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.), Leslie Hawthorn (Red Hat)
Business, Emerging Topics, Linux, Mobile
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
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In this talk, Chris DiBona will bring the audience up to date on recent Google activities in open source. We will specifically cover advances in Android’s open source deployment infrastructure, including the Gerrit and Repo tools, and the directions those tools are taking. This talk will also feature a brief update from Leslie Hawthorn on the 2009 edition of the Summer of Code, and an in depth discussion expanding on the licenses and projects spoken about during the plenary.

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Chris DiBona

Google, Inc.

Chris DiBona is the Open Source Programs Manager for Mountain View, Ca based Google, Inc. His job includes managing open source related compliance and outreach programs for the company. More information about Google’s open source program can be found at

Before joining Google, Mr. DiBona was an editor/author for the hugely popular online website and he is an internationally known advocate of open source software and related methodologies. He co-edited the award winning essay compilations “Open Sources” and “Open Sources 2.0” for O’Reilly and writes for a great number of publications. He was briefly the Linux guy on TechTV, starred in Floss Weekly and speaks on a variety of open source issues internationally.

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Leslie Hawthorn

Red Hat

An internationally known Developer Relations strategist and Community Management expert, Leslie Hawthorn has spent the past decade creating, cultivating and enabling open source communities. She’s best known for creating the world’s first initiative to involve pre-university students in open source software development, launching Google’s #2 Developer Blog and receiving an O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2010. Her career has provided her with the opportunity to develop, hone and share open source expertise spanning the Enterprise to NGOs, including senior roles at Google, Red Hat, the Open Source Initiaitve, the OSU Open Source Lab and Elastic. She lives with her partner in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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