What Open Source Means for the Future of Computer Science

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 17:30
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Bernard Golden, Chief Executive Officer, Navica

What impact will open source have on computer science? Some commentators believe open source represents the end of the software industry. Others believe it it is a far better development model than traditional closed shop efforts. In this presentation, Bernard Golden will offer some thoughts on how open source is affecting the software industry, the use of IT, and career paths in computer science.


Bernard Golden is Chief Executive Officer of Navica, a Silicon Valley consulting firm offering open source strategy, implementation, and training services. Bernard is recognized authority on open source software and is a frequent speaker and writer on the topic. He is the author of "Succeeding with Open Source" (Addison-Wesley Press, 2005) and the forthcoming "Open Source Best Practices". He writes a regular column on open source for CIO Magazine, and his work has been featured in SearchCIO.com, Enterprise Open Source Journal, LinuxWorld, IT Manager's Journal, InfoWorld, and eWeek. He has spoken on the topic of open source to man y organizations and at conferences like LinuxWorld and the CIO Summit.