[kwlug-disc] Waterloo 1/2day forum Open/Closed:Choose Right Software Model

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Mon Mar 23 15:38:33 EDT 2009

Just saw this.  Kinda short notice.  

Open/Closed:Choose Right Software Model. 1/2day forum. Thu02Apr2009
Waterloo, Ontario. http://bit.ly/SoLZo

Open or Closed?Choosing the right software model is an increasingly
difficult decision for both business and academic researchers. This
half-day session will bring together representatives from proprietary
and open software vendors, as well as university researchers, to discuss
this critical strategic choice. Whether you’re contemplating a start-up,
looking to expand your product line, or trying to share a research
project with the world, this forum will offer insights into your

The Open or Closed? Choosing the Right Software Model forum will

      * Keynote address by Greg DeKoenigsberg, Senior Community
        Development Manager for Red Hat, one of the world's leading
        providers of Linux and open source technology
      * Proprietary, Open Source or a Hybrid a panel discussion with
        firms using each of these strategies featuring:
              * Moderator: Evan Leibovitch, the Executive Director of
                CLUE- Canadian Association for Open Source 
              * Tom Lee, Chief Evangelist for Maplesoft
              * Perry Roach, CEO of Netsweeper 
              * Jonas Brandon, Director of Business Development for
      * A presentation on legal and intellectual property considerations
        by Anthony de Fazekas of Miller Thomson LLP
      * Networking breakfast starting at 8 a.m.
        When:  8 a.m. to noon. April 2, 2009
        Where:  The Accelerator Centre (University of Waterloo) 
        How: Pre-registration required. register at c4ontario.ca
        Cost:  $20 (includes breakfast)
        Further information: www.c4ontario.ca

The Open or Closed? Choosing the Right Software Model forum is part of
the C4's REACH: Research Alliance Contact Hub initiative, which aims to
unify the research partnership meeting C4 regularly holds, bringing
together industrial, commercial, and academic researchers to find ways
to collaborate.

Sponsored by
MTech and the Ontario Centres of Excellence 

About C4
C4 fosters innovation in Southwest Ontario by promoting technology
transfer and commercialization. Comprised of ten universities and
research institutions, C4 members coordinate their resources, cooperate
with governmental and industrial bodies, collaborate in
multi-disciplinary research to solve real world problems, and
commercialize the results of their research. 

C4’s members are McMaster, Guelph, Waterloo, Western, Windsor, and
Wilfrid Laurier universities, and Robarts Research Institute, the Lawson
Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences, and St. Joseph’s
Healthcare Hamilton. This diverse group of universities and research
institutions generates hundreds of new discoveries each year. It is C4’s
mission to help its members transfer these discoveries to society.

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