Stephen Walli

Stephen Walli
Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Website | @stephenrwalli

Stephen is currently the technical director of the Outercurve Foundation. Prior to that he consulted on software business development and open source strategy. His customers include Microsoft, the Eclipse Foundation, the Linux Foundation. He’s an adviser to Ohloh, Bitrock, Continuent, and eBox.

Stephen was VP Open Source Development Strategy at Optaros, a business manager at Microsoft on open source, and VP R+D and founder at Softway Systems, a venture-backed company that developed a UNIX portability environment for NT before being acquired by Microsoft. He was a long time participant and officer at the IEEE and ISO POSIX standards groups, representing both USENIX and EurOpen (E.U.U.G.) and a regular speaker and writer on open systems standards since 1991.

Stephen has an essay in O’Reilly’s “Open Sources 2.0: The Continuing Evolution”. Stephen blogs about software business, standards and open source at Once More unto the Breach.


Business Leadership Day
Location: F 151 Level: Intermediate
Stephen Walli (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
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Businesses using open source licensed software often confuse FOSS communities and their customers, and no one is happy. Understanding the differences between your community members and customers and what motivates each group will allow a business to better develop a leads pipeline and keep a happy community. Read more.


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