Sponsors
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • BT
  • IBM
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zimbra
  • Atlassian Software Systems
  • Disney
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Etelos
  • Ingres
  • JasperSoft
  • Kablink
  • Linagora
  • MindTouch
  • Mozilla Corporation
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • OpSource
  • RightScale
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Tenth Planet
  • Ticketmaster
  • Voiceroute
  • White Oak Technologies, Inc.
  • XAware
  • ZDNet

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Rob Lanphier

Rob Lanphier
Engineering Program Manager for General Engineering, Wikimedia Foundation

Website | @robla

Rob Lanphier (also known as Rob Linden in Second Life) serves as “open source busybody” from Linden Lab’s Seattle office, ensuring participants in the Second Life viewer development project have everything they need to be productive. Prior to starting with Linden Lab in 2006, he worked at a number of companies, including Microsoft, Asymetrix, Conjungi, and RealNetworks, and also worked as an independent consultant specializing in MediaWiki development. During his nine years at RealNetworks, Rob was a key contributor to two important multimedia standards (RTSP and SMIL) and was a leading force behind RealNetworks’ open source initiative (Helix Community).

Sessions

Business, Emerging Topics, People
Location: Portland 251 Level: Intermediate
Brian Aker (MySQL), Rob Lanphier (Wikimedia Foundation), Stephen O'Grady (Redmonk), Theodore Ts'o (Google)
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Are software projects dominated by a single company still open source, or is an OSI-approved license good enough? Does a project need to be "organic" to be truly open source? What does "organic" even mean in this context? Panelists with a range of viewpoints will discuss these topics. Read more.
OSCON 2008