PALO ALTO, Calif., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Olliance Group and DLA Piper today announced the availability of the Spring 2011 Open Source Think Tank agenda. The centerpiece of the twice-yearly C-level gathering is a case study featuring AOL. For more information about the Napa 2011 Open Source Think Tank, and to request an invitation, please visit http://thinktank.olliancegroup.com.
The agenda, which spans two days of workshops and case studies, includes a session on cloud computing, a legal issues presentation from DLA Piper's Mark Radcliffe, a business model workshop featuring SAP Venture's Jai Das and a governance best practices workshop. For the complete Napa 2011 Open Source Think Tank agenda with workshop descriptions, visit http://thinktank.olliancegroup.com/agenda_public.php.
The AOL case study will examine two planned, related open source initiatives: employing open source technologies and practices to improve the innovation and efficiency of AOL developers, and releasing elements of AOL's software portfolio as open source to enrich the company's ability to deliver content and encourage community contributions. The Think Tank audience will have the opportunity to delve into a sophisticated real-world case study with implications not only for AOL but many of today's technology suppliers and enterprise IT users. The interactive format will allow participants from the open source and cloud ecosystems to openly share concerns, issues, experiences, and common problems while collaboratively developing solutions.
"Sponsoring the Open Source Think Tank and being part of its collaborative dialogue gives us an opportunity to understand the interoperability challenges customers face across mixed source environments, whether on-premise or in the Cloud, and to explore opportunities working with leaders of the open source community to jointly address such issues," said Ted MacLean, general manager of Open Solutions Group at Microsoft.
This year's Spring Open Source Think Tank will be held April 7-9, 2011 at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in Sonoma, CA.
For more information about the Napa 2011 Open Source Think Tank please visit http://thinktank.olliancegroup.com.
About the Open Source Think Tank
The Open Source Think Tank is the only by-invitation gathering where leading global experts will come together to collaborate on the issues facing commercial open source and the evolution of cloud computing. The unique format uses real-world business cases to engage the audience in brainstorming solutions to the adoption and maturation of open source and cloud computing. The structured working sessions and social activities are designed to connect the participants and facilitate the building of strong business relationships across the entire ecosystem.
For more information about the Paris Think Tank or to apply for an invitation please visit https://thinktankeu.olliancegroup.com.
About Olliance Group, a Black Duck Software Company
Olliance Group is the leading open source business and strategy consulting firm. Our mission is to help clients capitalize on the strategic, technological, and financial benefits of open source software. Clients include Fortune 500 enterprises, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), start-up firms, venture capital groups and government entities.
About DLA Piper
DLA Piper a leading global legal services practice providing services to the open source industry. The firm provides advice in corporate, tax, licensing, trademark and licensing to both large and small companies. With 3,500 lawyers in 29 countries and 67 cities, DLA Piper can assist companies virtually anywhere in the world, from the US to the People's Republic of China to Dubai. For more information, please visit http://www.dlapiper.com.
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