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Andrew Clay Shafer

Andrew Clay Shafer
Senior Director of Technology, Pivotal

Website | @littleidea

Andrew has been a consumer and contributor to open source for many years. He is always up for an adventure with a broad background contributing to technology and business efforts. As a co-founder at Puppet Labs, followed by working in and around the CloudStack and OpenStack ecosystems, he gained a lot of perspective on building open source businesses and communities. Sometimes he has been known to talk about devops and organizational learning. Andrew recently joined Pivotal, starting another open source business adventure focused on Cloud Foundry.


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Andrew Clay Shafer (Pivotal)
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'The Cloud' was built on Open Source. In no way does anything resembling IaaS 'cloud' exist without the foundation of freely available open source operating systems and virtualization, but what does 'Open' mean to the user of a service? Does it matter if the code behind a service is open? How would one even know? Do other aspects and definitions of openness become more important than source code? Read more.
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Andrew Clay Shafer (Pivotal)
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No one size fits all formula can be applied to build a business around open source, and attempting to do so may end in humiliation and disaster. There is no doubt that 'Open Source' has impacted the dynamics of all manner of business, but building a business on 'Open Source' is not a solved problem. A guided tour of open source business models, real and imaginary. Read more.