Three is a magic number

Short Form


Many aspects of Open Source can be confusing... In this session, Jim will bring simplicity to numerous aspects of FOSS.


As simple as the basic idea of FOSS is, there are many aspects of it, such as licensing and governance, which can be confusing to say the least. Which license is best? How do I create a community? What are the goals of FOSS? In this presentation, Jim will simplify these confusing topics of FOSS into easily understood, and shared, concepts.

Speaking experience

OSCON, ApacheCon, POSSCON, ATO, LinuxCon, etc...


  • Jimjag redhat


    Jim is a well known and acknowledged expert and visionary in Open Source, an accomplished coder, and frequent engaging presenter on all things Open, Web and Cloud related. As a developer, he’s made substantial code contributions to just about every core technology behind the Internet and Web and in 2012 was awarded the O’Reilly Open Source Award. He is likely best known as one of the developers and co-founders of the Apache Software Foundation, where he has previously served as both Chairman and President and where he’s been on the Board Of Directors since day one. He also served as director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and serves as President of the Outercurve Foundation. He works for Red Hat, Inc under the office of the CTO. He credits his wife Eileen in keeping him sane.