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

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Press and Media

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John Mark Walker

John Mark Walker
Open EdX Community Lead, EdX.org

Website | @johnmark

John Mark Walker has been a Free Software advocate and contributor for over a decade. His stints at VA Linux Systems, LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, Gluster, Red Hat and now EdX.org helped propel open source into mainstream acceptance.

John Mark has spoken at numerous technology conferences around the world. You can find his musings on Open Standards, Open Clouds and Open Technology at http://blog.johnmark.org/ as well as on twitter (@johnmark). He’s written such articles as “”http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2006/01/12/no_oss_community.html">There is no Open Source Community", “”http://www.johnmark.org/blog/2013/11/it-was-never-about-innovation/“>It Was Never About Innovation”, “”https://opensource.com/business/14/10/open-source-process">Open Source is More About Process than Licensing" and “”https://www.linux.com/news/software/applications/831018-how-to-make-money-from-open-source-platforms">How to Make Money from Open Source Platforms"

He recently founded the Open Source Entrepreneur Network.

Sessions

Administration, Emerging Topics, Linux, Programming
Location: Portland 255 Level: Novice
Joe Brockmeier (Red Hat), Ross Turk (SourceForge, Inc.), Jono Bacon (Canonical Ltd), John Mark Walker (EdX.org), Jeremy Hogan (Hyperic, Inc.) Moderated by: Joe Brockmeier
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Over the past ten years nothing has impacted business more than community. Whether through the openness of software development spurred by Linux or the dismantling of media empires through blogging, the rise of communities has been the driving force in how we work and live today. For open source developers, what has to happen to maintain and grow the communities they've built? Read more.
OSCON 2008