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

Advanced Programming Specialist Group event

Date/Time:
Thursday 10th April 2008, 6.00pm

Venue:
The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2 7HA. The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden and Charing Cross.

Speaker:
Paul Adams - Research Manager, Sirius Corporation, Chairman, BCS Open Source SG.

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 conscience, 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