by Brian LeRoux
Nitobi Software quietly lead a mobile web revolution creating and fostering the PhoneGap project eventually growing it to millions of users worldwide. In late 2011, Nitobi was acquired by Adobe Systems. This talk will go through the transition of small software consultancy working part time on a free software project growing into a small team in a large company dedicated to the same project.
Long-time open source advocate in government Deb Bryant takes off the gloves and talks about legislators and lobbyists, policy wonks and pundits, bureaucrats and and advocates. It's just the fodder you’ll need to get behind a new national technology imperative; recycle US Federal investments in software into the innovation economy while taking control of their own software destiny.
There are millions of software users with disabilities worldwide, yet many web application developers aren't aware of the techniques which can be used to make their software accessible. This talk will give an overview of what accessibility means and why it's important to you, a run-down of the technology and techniques for achieving it, and a look at how browsers provide accessibility support.
The intense commercial competition between technology companies is
driving large volumes of complex and often multi-jurisdictional patent
litigation. With the de facto possibility of patenting software
related ideas in various countries, free and open source software
developers must understand the patent risks inherent in the development
and distribution of their software.
16th–20th July 2012