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30min: Free software is now the default choice for the digital transformation

Free software is now the default choice for the digital transformation

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Free software is now the default choice for the digital transformation

Netscape went public in 1995. Which caused a “browser war”. When Stefan Richter started his company freiheit.com technologies in 1999, people in large corporations said: “This Linux thing. Nobody will ever use it here”. Steve Ballmer, then CEO of Microsoft called it “communism”. Now even Microsoft does “open source” - as it is still called by the unenlightened. The world kept on changing and today - as we all are sure that the internet won’t go away - everybody knows that companies need software for their digital transformations. Free Software is now the default option in all large digitalization projects and internet companies. Google, Amazon and Facebook - none of them would exist today, without free software. Stefan will give us a glimpse into the large projects he is doing today from his customers-list that reads like the Who’s Who of the German and European businesses and industry. Why are enterprises like METRO interested in free software? What are the current trends and why and how are larger corporations using free software as their default choice? This talk will help business people to create their own argumentation on how and why to “sell” the idea of using free software in projects to upper management, by showing real-life cases from the last 20 years in the business. At the same time, it will show programmers how much power they actually have to guide these decisions.

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Day: 2016-09-02
Start time: 14:00
Duration: 00:30
Track: Let‘s talk business

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