Why did Harvard University pick an Open Source platform to power its websites (and how we became involved), why did the White House made a similar decision (and why we couldn't send them an invoice, even though we really wanted to), and how come the capitalist Paypal used a communist Open Source (and why that isn't actually so). Open Source doesn't just refer to a technology, but to a different attitude and mindset. I'll discuss the values that enabled this approach to become a leader in contemporary software development:
* The tools & thinking of Open Source, and why they're worth implementing
* Total transparency as a way to reach accuracy
* Teamwork, and the role of the "benevolent dictator"
* The vulnerable points of a distributed project
* Is Open Source cheaper?
* How to migrate from closed source to open