Where in the World is the OSI?

If you're out and about at conferences this month, we hope that you'll have a chance to attend one of these talks by OSI Board Members. If you're an OSI member and you'll be giving at talk about open source topics, please get in touch. We'd love to let folks know about your talk!

Mike Milinkovich at Eclipse Summit India
Mike will be in Bangalore for this event from August 25-27th. In is presentation, he'll discuss Open IoT. Amongst other topics, Mike will examine business models for IoT devices and how proprietary models in this space will fail.

Leslie Hawthorn at OpenSym & FrOSCon
Leslie will Keynote the OpenSym Conference in Berlin, which takes place August 17-19th. Her talk focuses on sustainable open source development, such as best practices for corporations engaging with open source projects. She'll also talk a bit about the OSI's Beyond Licensing Working Group, including how to get involved with the project.

Leslie will also Keynote the FrOSCon Conference on August 21st, exploring ways in which open source projects can fail to meet their user's needs. Titled I am your user, why do you hate me?, the talk covers the human elements of software development. The FrOSCon Conference runs all weekend in Sankt Augustin, Germany.

Upcoming Talks in September

We'll see you next month with an update about talks from current and former board members, plus OSI member talks on open source topics. Remember to get in touch!

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