BCS Hertfordshire - Running a free and open source business for fun and profit.

When: 16th Jan 2018, 19:30 - 16th Jan 2018, 21:00
Where: Sopra Steria, Three Cherry Trees Lane, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7AH
Town/City: Hemel Hempstead
Organiser: BCS Hertfordshire Branch
Price: Free
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In this talk, Jeremy Bennett will share his experiences of running a fully open source (OS) consultancy implementing OS compilers and chip simulators for major corporations around the world.

The issues covered will include:

  • business models that allow a decent profit
  • staff recruitment, training and retention
  • legal challenges, including licensing
  • the dangers of 'open washing'
  • how to manage without Microsoft Office!
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