Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX
Brian Redbeard Harrington

Brian Redbeard Harrington
Principal Architect, CoreOS


Brian Harrington, also known as Redbeard, is a principal architect at CoreOS. Brian is a developer, hacker, and technical writer in the areas of open source development and systems administration. He combines his experiences in both defensive and offensive computing with his readings of classical anarchism to present new ideas in organizational hierarchies for software development. Brian has been featured on Al Jazeera as an expert in the field of computer security and has been seen and heard on Bloomberg Television and National Public Radio. He currently resides in Oakland, CA, and was grudgingly elected president of the hackerspace HacDC.


11:55am–12:35pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Business of OSS
Location: Meeting Room 9 A/B Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 8 ratings)
Open source has changed how businesses, nonprofits, and individuals run software and, increasingly, hardware—both in design and manufacturing. Brian Redbeard Harrington analyzes how open source businesses make money and how they benefit their users and examines the pragmatic challenges ubiquitous to libre software, open hardware, and selling “support” as a model. Read more.