The Open Source Licensing World Today and Where It's Heading

Presented by

Matt Asay, Head of Open Source Strategy and Marketing at AWS

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The known open source core model had many challenges which led several companies to try and find a better licensing model. Join Matt Asay, Head of Open Source Strategy and Marketing at AWS, as he discusses innovative companies like Cloudera, Redis Labs, MongoDB and RackN, and their solutions to problems like competing with cloud providers on add-on service selling and increasing their code contribution. Matt Asay will also be discussing the future of open source licensing models and why this doesn't need to be a zero sum game.

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