Updated As cloud computing hits its stride, one of the many questions being raised is the degree to which the open source movement has enabled enterprise cloud computing. Will global corporations actively fund the future growth of free and open source software? Or will the computing market go back to business as usual, complete with proprietary software? It’s something we’ve looked at recently here on GigaOM Pro, and a topic we’re sure to see more of in the months to come.
To better understand the answers to these questions, we’re hosting our 9th Bunker Sessionwith a group of more than 60 thought leaders in a town hall forum on Wednesday, March 31. The conversation will be moderated by Bernard Golden, a GigaOM Pro member analyst and CEO of HyperStratus.
While a few speakers will lead the debate, the discussion is meant to include participation and comments by all those invited. Our conversation leaders will include:
- Larry Augustin — CEO, SugarCRM CEO
- Jim Zemlin — Executive Director, Linux Foundation
- Shelton Shugar — SVP, Cloud Computing, Yahoo
- Rich Wolski — CTO, Eucalyptus
- Joe Tobolski — Partner, Accenture Technology Labs
- Tom Hughes Croucher — Evangelist, Yahoo
The event itself is invite-only, but the live video stream and archive footage are available above. Stop back by this page at 9:30 a.m. (PST) on Wed., March 31 to catch the in-depth discussion from our panel of cloud and open-source thought leaders.
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