Small Businesses Using OSS



The mom and pop businesses are the backbone of America. These businesses are what makes up our society. If you look at the tools they use to run their business it is made up of closed sourced products.


In this talk I will talk about working with mom and pop businesses for the last 8 years and what I have learned.

The Open Source world doesn’t even exist to these businesses out there because there is no presence for OSS at Staples, Office Depot, or CostCo. It is about time we in the Open Source Community take a look at these businesses, and help the back bone of America stay in business during these economic times.

Speaking experience


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    I have been doing the whole geek thing since 1993 and have seen many technologies raise and fall. I miss the good ole days Novell Netware, but can’t complain about the new technology of the iPhone either.

    I enjoy creating custom business processes for the small business and also like the tinker with new ideas on the web as well.

    In my spare time I am an avid bike rider who likes to eat tater tots and drink long islands.

    Thank You!