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Hesham Al Komy - From Linux Beyond

Hesham Al Komy - From Linux Beyond

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ICT QATAR 2010 | Hesham El Komy
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From Linux to Beyond
Hesham El KomyHead of Marketing, Middle Eastand Africa15 Zul al-Qi`dah 143123 October 2010
 
ICT QATAR 2010 | Hesham El Komy
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With a Lever Long Enough...
“Large ocean liners, tankers, aircraft carriers, and other massive vessels have equally
massive rudders. However, even the sturdiest rudder axle would snap under thepressures of battling the inertia and water pressure resisting its attempt to change thedirection of one of these behemoths. That is why, on the trailing edge of these giantrudders, there is a thin strip of steel called a trim tab. A relatively small motor turns the trimtab, which can withstand the relatively small water pressure against it. That pressure istranslated to the massive rudder, which responds by turning in the opposite direction, and
redirecting the entire ship.”
--David Galiel, A Lever Long Enough
n.b.
The open source model enables millions of tiny levers, loosely connected, to
changeeven the most intransigent companies, industries, and paradigms
.
 
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Agenda
The start of Open Source
Red Hat
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The Open Source Evangelists
The Enterprise Software Market
The Participation Model
Making Open Source Enterprise Consumable
Who...Open Source
Why Open Source
What Matters in Adoption
An Upside to the Downturn

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