Combining Open Source ethics with private interests

A session at Open World Forum 2013

  • Ludovic Dubost
  • Vincent Massol

Friday 4th October, 2013

2:30pm to 2:30pm (PMT)

This talk aims to share the benefits and challenges of running an Open Source Community and at the same time having companies selling services around the software. It will cover how the XWiki Open Source Community is managed in a full Open Source way, open to any participants regardless of their interests, and how the employees of private companies including XWiki SAS manage their roles as members of the community. We will also touch on XWiki SAS' approach to support the Open Source project. Finally, we will discuss how the company, as well as developers and users, benefit from a fully Open Source approach.

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Ludovic Dubost

Unknown, XWiki SAS

As graduate of PolyTech (X90) and Telecom School in Paris, Ludovic Dubost started his career as a software architect for Netscape Communications Europe. He then joined NetValue as CTO. NetValue was one of the first French start-ups that went public. He left NetValue after the company was purchased by Nielsen/NetRatings.
In 2004 Ludovic launched XWiki, the next generation wiki.
Ludovic Dubost is the Founder and CEO of XWiki SAS - the company providing solutions and services on top of XWiki -, as well as the XWiki Open Source Platform creator. XWiki is a software allowing companies to create, share and organize collaboratively their data.

Ludovic Dubost is regularly invited to speak and to attend events about the Internet, collaborative work, Enterprise 2.0, Open Source, Cloud and entrepreneurship".

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Vincent Massol


Vincent is the CTO of XWiki SAS and an active committer of the XWiki open source project. Before being paid to work on open source he spent over 10 years working nights and week ends having fun on various open source projects (committer on Apache Maven, creator of Apache Cactus and Codehaus Cargo to name a few).
Vincent also co-authored 3 books: JUnit in Action , Maven: A Developer's Notebook and Better Builds with Maven. He's a regular speaker at IT and Java conferences and also a member of LesCastCodeurs podcast, a French podcast focusing on news in the Java world at large.

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2:30pm Combining Open Source ethics with private interests by Vincent Massol and Ludovic Dubost

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