Open source guru Bruce Perens gave a keynote speech recently at the major 2012 Linux conference linux.conf.au just this past week in Ballarat, Australia. If you’ve got an hour to spare, the whole video is certainly worth watching. His topic in the video is The State Of Open Source, And Introducing Open Hardware. This gentleman is on the cutting edge, folks.
For the uninitiated, here’s a bit of Bruce Perens’ backstory as a legendary open source advocate. He singlehandedly forged the Open Source Definition, co-founded Open Source Initiative (OSI), and worked for 12 years at Pixar as a studio tools engineer. He also started the Busybox project, which every embedded Linux system uses. Perens is also a former Debian project leader. Debian is a computer operating system composed of software packages released as free and open source software primarily under the GNU General Public License. So, those are only some of his many accomplishments. Feel free to read more of Mr. Perens here.
Bruce Perens has some major cred, to be sure. From someone of this pedigree, we are genuinely honored to get a mention in his keynote speech.
Thanks, Bruce! On the off chance you’re reading this, drop us a line sometime! 🙂