Thursday, August 2 • 9:00am - 9:30am
Workshop: Openness WTF?

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Open source. Open APIs. Open data. Open Internet. Open science. Open government.

The concept of openness seemingly is everywhere in the information technology space. For the most part, openness is seen by its backers as an unalloyed virtue, a way of meritoriously spreading the innovative and social value of a particular online resource. And yet, surprisingly, no rigorous conceptual framework currently exists for assessing the relative value of open systems, especially as compared to their more proprietary counterparts. The thesis is that it is critical for stakeholders to fully understand openness at its deepest levels, in order to be able to participate in searching discussions of its merits in technology policy.

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Richard Whitt

Founder, GLIA Foundation
Richard Whitt recently departed Google after eleven years, to resuscitate his tech consulting practice, NetsEdge LLC.  His firm focuses on advising tech companies, law firms, and other clients on the complex strategic and tactical challenges at the intersection of emerging platform... Read More →

Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
[G] Open Source Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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