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== Chris Schmidt: Understanding Software Patents ==
 
== Chris Schmidt: Understanding Software Patents ==
* Title, Organization
 
 
* Software patents are a reality in today's global business environment.  Learn how software patents affect you and the software you use and work on, and how open source projects can work together with the community and holders of software patents to protect themselves and their users.  
 
* Software patents are a reality in today's global business environment.  Learn how software patents affect you and the software you use and work on, and how open source projects can work together with the community and holders of software patents to protect themselves and their users.  
 
* Chris is a software developer for MetaCarta, Inc. where he works in part on developing OpenLayers, TileCache, and FeatureServer, and working with MetaCarta to create an environment where MetaCarta can foster and contribute to open source geospatial development.  
 
* Chris is a software developer for MetaCarta, Inc. where he works in part on developing OpenLayers, TileCache, and FeatureServer, and working with MetaCarta to create an environment where MetaCarta can foster and contribute to open source geospatial development.  

Revision as of 11:49, 15 August 2007

Back to FOSS4G2007...

Introduction

Eight speakers, five minutes each, Lightning Talks will be presented to the full conference attendance, and should be fast paced, visual, and entertaining.

Confirmed Speakers

Schuyler Erle: Latent Semantic Analysis of the FOSS4G 2007 Conference Program

  • Troublemaker at Large
  • Schuyler is a long-time hacker, author, and Free Software activist.
  • With the help of a little linear algebra, we can analyze the anonymized program rankings collected before FOSS4G 2007, and infer some conclusions about the nature of the conference and its attendees.
  • [1]

Chris Schmidt: Understanding Software Patents

  • Software patents are a reality in today's global business environment. Learn how software patents affect you and the software you use and work on, and how open source projects can work together with the community and holders of software patents to protect themselves and their users.
  • Chris is a software developer for MetaCarta, Inc. where he works in part on developing OpenLayers, TileCache, and FeatureServer, and working with MetaCarta to create an environment where MetaCarta can foster and contribute to open source geospatial development.
  • URL to head shot

Ed McNierney: Title

  • Title, Organization
  • One sentence bio
  • One sentence talk summary
  • URL to head shot

Arnulf Christl: Title

  • Title, Organization
  • One sentence bio
  • One sentence talk summary
  • URL to head shot

Andrew Turner: Title

Norman Vine: Title

  • Title, Organization
  • One sentence bio
  • One sentence talk summary
  • URL to head shot

Scott Morehouse: Title

  • ESRI, Director of Software Development
  • One sentence bio
  • One sentence talk summary
  • URL to head shot

Peter Batty: The Past, Present and Future of the Geospatial Industry

  • Currently no fixed abode, most recently CTO of Intergraph
  • Peter has been CTO of Intergraph, Founder and CTO of Ten Sails, now Ubisense, and VP of Technology at Smallworld, now part of GE, and he is currently blogging and deciding what to do next.
  • This talk will summarize the past, present and future of the geospatial industry in five minutes!
  • A picture of Peter