OpenStack Featured Case Study at 2013 Open Source Think Tank; Netflix to Present Company’s Open Source Story

Eighth Annual C-Level Open Source Event Sponsored by Adobe, HP, Qualcomm, Red Hat and SugarCRM to be held March 20-22, 2013 in Napa, Cali.

BURLINGTON, Mass., February 20, 2013— Olliance Consulting, a division of Black Duck, and DLA Piper today announced the lead case study for the Open Source Think Tank 2013 conference, an exclusive C-level open source conference. The OpenStack project, a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform, will be the event’s case study. Netflix, the world's leading Internet television network, will present insights on how they use open source as a competitive differentiator. Both demonstrate the conference’s theme: Bridge to Innovation – Open Source in the Enterprise.

“Netflix regards its investment in open source technology and community participation as a strategic advantage, and we have seen growing interest in our Netflix Open Source Software platform for large scale cloud deployments,” said Adrian Cockcroft, Director, Cloud Architecture, Netflix.  “Sharing our experience and engaging with other industry leaders at the Open Source Think Tank will help Netflix continue to build momentum around our work and cross pollinate ideas for the evolving NetflixOSS platform.”

The eighth annual event, focused on the business and technology of open source, will examine various models and benefits of community engagement used to drive internal and external value and innovation from cross-industry collaboration.

"Red Hat understands very well the growing role open source is playing in the enterprise, and the need to address flexibility, interoperability and business-driven results,” said Lee Congdon, CIO, Red Hat. “Open Source Think Tank allows us to engage with other industry leaders from many verticals in a unique setting to share observations, trends and best practices and discuss real-world challenges to the continued maturation of open source."

Think Tank attendees include CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, legal experts, investors and senior executives. The exclusive, invitation-only event brings industry leaders together to discuss the current state and future direction of commercial open source. 

“Think Tank attendees lead businesses which leverage open source technologies and methods to innovate and create value,” said Andrew Aitken, Senior Vice President, Olliance Consulting. “Bringing together C-level executives, legal experts, investors and community leaders, we have the unique opportunity to discuss and impact the current state and future direction of open source.”

The 2013 Open Source Think Tank will be held at the Solage Resort in Napa, Cali. Co-hosted by Olliance Consulting and DLA Piper, the conference includes an interactive format of group sessions, exercises and case studies. The event will be led by co-hosts Andrew Aitken, Founder, Olliance Consulting, and Mark Radcliffe, Partner, DLA Piper.

 

About the Open Source Think Tank 
The Open Source Think Tank is the only by-invitation gathering where leading global experts come together to collaborate on the issues facing commercial open source and the evolution of cloud computing. The unique format uses real-world business cases to engage the audience in brainstorming solutions to the adoption and maturation of open source and cloud computing. The structured working sessions and social activities are designed to connect the participants and facilitate the building of strong business relationships across the entire ecosystem. For more information about Think Tank, or to apply for an invitation, please visit http://www.osthinktank.com.

About DLA Piper
DLA Piper a leading global legal services practice providing services to the open source industry. The firm provides advice in corporate, tax, licensing, trademark and licensing to both large and small companies. With 3,500 lawyers in 29 countries and 67 cities, DLA Piper can assist companies virtually anywhere in the world, from the US to the People's Republic of China to Dubai. For more information, please visit http://www.dlapiper.com.

About Black Duck
Offering award-winning software and consulting, Black Duck is the partner of choice for open source software adoption, governance and management. Enterprises of every size depend on Black Duck to harness the power of open source technologies and methods.  As part of the greater OSS community, Black Duck connects developers to comprehensive OSS resources through Ohloh.net, and to the latest commentary from industry experts through the Open Source Delivers blog. Black Duck also hosts the Open Source Think Tank, an international event where thought leaders collaborate on the future of open source. Black Duck is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Mateo, St. Louis, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information about how to leverage open source to deliver faster innovation, greater creativity and improved efficiency, visit www.blackducksoftware.com and follow us at @black_duck_sw.

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