Open Source in the 21st Century: Ready for the Enterprise

Advanced Programming Specialist Group event

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

Date/Time:
Thursday 8th November 2007, 6.00pm 

Venue:
The Davidson Building,5 Southampton Street, London WC2 7HA. Nearest Underground stations Covent Garden, Charing Cross.

Speaker:
Paul Adams, Chairman, BCS Open Source Specialist Group

Summary:
The development process is often named as a key factor in determining the quality of a software product. In this talk Paul Adams, Chairman of the BCS Open Source Specialist Group,will describe how the processes and working practices of Open Source developers have changed over the years and the effect on the resultant product.

As we would expect success between Open Source projects varies: Linux is starting to enter the public concience, Apache has been dominant for years. This talk will suggest what it is about the working practices of these projects that makes them viable for an enterprise in the 21st century.

Admission:
Free, but to gain admission please e-mail your name to our Vice-Chairman, Dr Frank Martin, at - frank.martin@bcs.org

CPD Value:
Half Unit