27. 01. 2014 NetEye Blog Admin Events

Jon “maddog” Hall confirmed as keynote speaker at the OSSMC

“Champion of Free Software and Free Culture”, ”Open Source-Pioneer”, IT-Visionary”. There are many associations with Jon “maddog” Hall, who will held the keynote at the OSSM Conference in April. He without doubt can be called a legend in the Open Source scene, so it’s truly an honor to have his participation at our Conference in April. About Jon “If I had the choice between Satan, George W. Bush and Software Patents I would choose Satan!” (2005)

“If I had the choice between Satan, George W. Bush and Software Patents I would choose Satan!”
Jon “maddog” Hall in 2005

For decades Jon “maddog” Hall has been one of the highest profile advocates for free and Open Source software. Working in the computer industry since 1969, he has been a programmer, product manager, systems designer, systems administrator and worked for companies such as Western Electric Corporation, Bell Laboratories, Digital Equipment Corporation, VA Linux Systems or SGI.   Known also as Executive Director of Linux International and independent IT-mentor he has consulted with the governments of China, Malaysia and Brazil as well as the United Nations and many local and state governments on the use of Free and Open Source Software. Non profit activities Regarding several non profit activities, Jon is the CTO and Ambassador for VizzEco, a Canadian firm that is involved with bringing environmentally friendly computing to emerging marketplaces. At the moment he is also leading the Project Caua, which aims to promote more efficient computing following the thin client/server model, while creating up to two million privately-funded high-tech jobs in Brazil, and another three to four million in the rest of Latin America. The early bird catches the worm The future of Open Source – the future of the software industry in general – what about the recent strategies in the field of IT System Management? To see Jon and one of his legendary speeches, just confirm your participation yet today, it´s free. The final program will be available within the next days. To see the complete speakers list, go directly to the Conference page.
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