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Ubuntu's Malcolm Yates to Present at SOA World Conference & Expo

Yates' Session: "How Commercial Organizations Can Work with the Free Software Community"

Ubuntu is the darling of the Linux desktop space. Voted #16 in PC World's Top 100 Products for 2007, millions of users and now coming as an option for Dell users straight out of the box, this Linux distribution is increasingly being deployed on corporate networks. With a free server edition, a professional support organization and a growing band of enthusiasts in and around the IT divisions of enterprises it is becoming the Linux distro of choice for all types of user. But how does a commercial organization engage with a community built product like Ubuntu? How are licensing and other commercial and legal issues resolved? And how does an organisation protect the code it needs to keep proprietary from that it is happy to put open source?

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Speaker Bio: Malcolm Yates, ISV Partner Manager of Canonical, will explain how the free software community works and how companies can engage with this vibrant and productive pool of engineering talent. Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu: one of the fastest-growing Linux distros on the market today, and certainly one of the most respected among experienced Linux users. Since its inaugural release in October, 2004, Ubuntu has earned a significant and very loyal following among desktop Linux users.

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