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What Are FOSSBazaar and FOSSology and why should I care?

Google Tech TalksMarch, 24 2008ABSTRACTOn December 18th, 2007, HP Launched an open source project called FOSSology. A month later on January 24th, 2008 HP, along with the Linux Foundation and several otherprominent organizations announced a new "Web Community" called FOSSBazaar. At ahigh level, these two projects will appeal to different audiences and their growth willcertainly take different paths. However, both projects have been created for the samefundamental reason; to accelerate the understanding and adoption of free and open sourcesoftware by businesses, institutions, and governments.If you are a manager responsible for the procurement or development of software assets,then FOSSBazaar and FOSSology can greatly simplify your life. If you are a developerwanting to use and/or participate in open source projects, then FOSSBazaar can help youget your management's approval. If you are a researcher interested in studying opensource, then FOSSBazaar and FOSSology are great resources to further your work. Thistalk will describe the vision, direction, and current state of the FOSSology andFOSSBazaar projects and (of course) be spattered with a "pitch" on how you can getinvolved.Speaker: Philip RobbPhil Robb is General Manager of; a website and community dedicatedto improving the governance and adoption of free and open source software withinenterprises, institutions, and governments. Phil is also a section manager at HewlettPackard leading their Open Source Programs Office. In that role Phil manages severalproduct development teams focused on open source solutions and governance includingthe FOSSology project (at Phil is also responsible for HP's OpenSource Review Board which is the governing body within HP for all open sourcesoftware usage and deployment. Prior to joining HP in 2001, Phil held seniormanagement and technical positions at Critical Path, Fisher Scientific, Motorola, andHoneywell-Bull. Phil received a Bachelor's of Science degree in ManagementInformation Systems from Bowling Green State University, and attended Colorado StateUniversity toward a Masters degree in Computer Science.
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