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Thursday, March 31 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Breaking Free from Proprietary Gravitational Pull by Achieving Open Development Escape Velocity - Cyrus Wadia & Roman Shaposhnik, Pivotal Software Inc.

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This is a talk about a year long journey focused on open sourcing a collection of extremely successful and mature Pivotal data products (Gemfire, HAWQ, Greenplum) and catalyzing young open source communities around them. You will hear about our internal struggles, what challenges we had to overcome, what business models we had to considered and the gnarly questions that we had to wrestle with. This talk will also highlight some of the salient technical details and historical background that made this journey even more exciting and got us to join some of the most recognizable open source communities: Apache Software Foundation and PostgreSQL. Finally, with all of these communities and their products having highly varied histories, licensing, and governance models we will share lessons learned in the fine art of delivering this phenomenal amount of open source innovation to the enterprise

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Roman Shaposhnik

Director of Open Source, Pivotal Inc.
Roman Shaposhnik is a Director of Open Source at Pivotal Inc. He is a committer on Apache Hadoop, co-creator of Apache Bigtop and contributor to various other Hadoop ecosystem projects. He is also an ASF member and a former Chair of Apache Incubator. In his copious free time he managed to co-author "Practical Graph Analytics with Apache Giraph" and he also posts to twitter as @rhatr. Roman has been involved in Open Source software for more than a... Read More →
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Cyrus Wadia

Lead Intellectual Property Attorney, Pivotal Software, Inc.
Cyrus Wadia is the lead intellectual property attorney for Pivotal Software, Inc. His responsibilities include setting IP policy, managing Pivotal’s patent, trademark and copyright portfolios, and all legal aspects of Pivotal’s open source software program. Prior to working at Pivotal, Cyrus Wadia was a partner and head of the intellectual property practice at Cooper, White & Cooper LLP in San Francisco.

Thursday March 31, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Alpine Ballroom B

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