How the Global Open Source Census Works

13:40–14:25 Wednesday, 3-09-2008
Location: Saal Maritim A Level: Novice
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The Open Source Census ( is a global community initiative to catalog the use of open source. Its purpose is to show that open source above the operating system level is widely adopted throughout the world and deployed in mission-critical settings by large enterprises.

The Census effort requires a scanning client that can find hundreds of open source components on a local hard drive or across a network, security that preserves perfect anonymity, ballot box stuffing countermeasures, and server infrastructure to store and report on all that information.

Come see how this modern, multi-tiered, REST-based client and web application is securely implemented through a combination of Rails, Ruby, JRuby, and PHP.

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Rod Cope

OpenLogic, Inc.

Rod Cope is the CTO and Founder of OpenLogic, Inc. He has 25 years of software development experience, including 2 years of Rails. He has developed Rails applications, J2EE applications, fat clients, small device code, and nearly everything in between.

For the last six years, he has been working on OpenLogic Enterprise, a supported collection of over 350 Open Source projects for enterprise developers. In particular, Rod has used Ruby, Rails, Groovy, JRuby, JBoss, Hibernate, AspectJ, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and many other Open Source projects extensively in commercial applications.

Rod has spoken internationally on both technical and business topics at a wide variety of venues including the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, JavaOne, and local user groups. He holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Software Engineering from the University of Louisville.

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