By barton808 on Feb 08, 2008
Last Friday I was up in Dallas for a customer event. We hosted 10 of our biggest customers and brought in Sun speakers from around the country to address specific topics that they were interested in.
The event kicked off with an overall Sun strategy presentation, during which Sun's Free and Open Source Software strategy was covered as a key element.
One of the customers, a humungous telco, had asked for a deeper dive into FOSS and Sun's activities in this area so I took them through this presentation.
What I covered
In this latest pitch I spend the first half of the presentation talking, at a high-level about FOSS: where its come from, where its going, how it works and what it takes. In the second half I focused on Sun in the post-bubble world and how FOSS and Frenemies have been what I consider two of the most important components of Sun's renaissance. Given that I only had an hour, it actually was more of survey course than a deep dive but it seemed to go well and I ended with a minute to spare :)
And speaking of events, Im off later this afternoon to LA to attend SCALE. I'm armed with my new mp3 recorder and am lookin' to snag me a few more interviews. Zonker's already said he's game so thats at least one victim :)
Pau for now...