Principles of Open Source

Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - 17:30
TH 331
Arno Puder, SFSU

Open Source has evolved from a grassroots effort to a major force in delivering industrial strength software. Over time, projects like Apache, Linux, or Perl have become so mainstream that they are widely deployed in industry and academia. The focus of this talk will be on the principles of Open Source. Based on the personal experiences gained while founding and maintaining an Open Source project, this presentation will explain the phenomena Open Source. Among the topics covered in the presentation are the history and philosophy of Open Source, tools needed to maintain an Open Source project, as well as licensing and copyright issues.


Arno Puder, currently an assistant professor at San Francisco State University, received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Frankfurt, Germany. Before joining the faculty at SFSU, he also worked for AT&T Labs and Deutsche Telekom. The founder and maintainer of the Open Source CORBA implementation MICO has special interests including distributed systems, middleware architectures, and ubiquitous computing environments.