Open Source Business Conference 2011
Sponsors For the Open Source Business Conference 2011 Included:

Computerworld would like to acknowledge the Open Source Business Conference Sponsors for their commitment, dedication and support.

For 2011 sponsorship opportunities and information please contact: Mike Dutton, Sponsorship Sales, 801-358-4231.
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Sponsor Company Descriptions
Black Duck Software
Black Duck Software is the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source and third-party code. Black Duck™ enables companies to shorten time-to-market and reduce development and maintenance costs while mitigating the risks and challenges associated with open source reuse, including hidden license obligations, security vulnerabilities, unsupported open source and version proliferation. The company is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Francisco, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, as well as distribution partners throughout the world. delivers an open source cloud computing software solution for launching either public or private cloud environments – delivering all of the essential components used to build, deploy and manage multi-tier and multi-tenant cloud applications in a fully integrated software package. With the CloudStack, customers can quickly and easily build cloud services within their existing infrastructure and start realizing the benefits of this new IT service within minutes without the overhead of integration, professional services, and complex deployment schedules. technologies can be deployed on-premise or as hosted cloud services.
DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra™, offers products and services that make it easy for customers to build, deploy and operate elastically scalable and cloud-optimized applications and data services. The company has over 65 customers, including leaders such as Netflix, Cisco, Rackspace and Constant Contact, and spanning verticals including web, financial services, telecommunications, logistics and government. DataStax is backed by industry leading investors, including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital and Rackspace Hosting, and is based in Burlingame, CA with offices in Austin, TX and Stamford, CT. For more information, visit
Digium is the creator, sponsor and driving force behind Asterisk, the open source voice communications software deployed in millions of servers worldwide to manage VoIP calls for businesses and individuals.  More resellers, telecom professionals and software developers choose Digium’s products than those of any other open source telephony company because only Digium delivers the technical superiority, security and flexibility associated with Asterisk.  Asterisk powers Digium’s software and hardware appliances including both commercially licensed and open source versions of Asterisk and the Switchvox.
DLA Piper
With 3,500 lawyers located in 30 countries and 69 offices throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US, DLA Piper is positioned to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world.
EMC Corporation
EMC Greenplum is driving the future of data warehousing and analytics with breakthrough products including the Greenplum Data ComputingAppliance, Greenplum Database, Greenplum Community Edition and Greenplum Chorus – the industry’s first Enterprise Data Cloud platform. The division’s products embody the power of open systems, cloud computing, virtualization, and social collaboration – enabling global organizations to gain greater insight and value from their data than ever before possible. EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world’s leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information.
Eucalyptus Systems
Eucalyptus Systems provides cloud technology leaders in enterprises, government agencies, web 2.0 businesses, and industry partners the most widely deployed software platform for on-premise infrastructure-as-a-service clouds.  In 2010, over 25,000 Eucalyptus clouds were started all over the world including more than 20% of Fortune100 companies. Eucalyptus is specifically designed for enterprise use, and the software platform is uniquely suited for hybrid clouds.  Thanks to its background as an NSF-funded advanced research project, Eucalyptus has a robust architecture and provides unique elasticity and configurability.  Eucalyptus is built as an open source product that supports the industry standard (i.e. AWS) API and all major virtualization platforms.   Our customers and partners have fast, simple path to cloud computing and benefit from the openness and standards-compliance in choice and adoption needs.
Fenwick & West LLP
With headquarters in Silicon Valley and having significant market share of software company clients, Fenwick & West was one of the first law firms in the world to confront Open Source issues. Our attorneys have vast experience in guiding clients of all sizes—from Open Source start-ups to Fortune 500 companies—on navigating the complex issues of Open Source and IP ownership. With clients across the globe, Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients from our offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Seattle.
FuseSource is the leader in open source integration and messaging, and offers tested, integrated and certified distributions of Apache projects. The FuseSource products are fully supported by the people who build and influence the projects to combine the speed and innovation of open source software with the reliability and expertise of commercially provided enterprise services.

FuseSource combines enterprise-ready software with training, consulting and subscriptions for all phases of adoption of SOA and cloud environment integration projects. Hundreds of large enterprises worldwide rely on open source FuseSource solutions to deploy and manage integration and messaging infrastructure at a fraction of the cost of traditional commercial solutions and without risk of vendor lock-in.
Goodwin Procter LLP
Founded in 1912, Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.  The firm provides corporate law, litigation and real estate services to clients ranging from start-up companies to Fortune 500 multinationals, with a focus on matters involving private equity; technology companies; financial services; real estate, REITs and real estate capital markets; intellectual property; and products liability and mass torts.  The firm excels at complex and sophisticated transactional work and precedent-setting, bet-the-company litigation.  Its attorneys combine in-depth legal knowledge with practical business experience to deliver outstanding results for clients.
As the world’s largest IT company, HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all its customers – from individual consumers to large enterprises. HP helps businesses focus on innovation instead of IT operations by offering robust solutions based on HP inventions, open source software, and industry-standard hardware in a converged infrastructure. In fact, as the leading provider of scalable Linux platforms, HP ships one Linux server every minute.

HP not only uses open source within the company extensively but also contributes our expertise to hundreds of open source projects worldwide. In fact, we built tools for open source governance in enterprises, then released them as an open source project called FOSSology.  Also, HP helps lead the thriving FOSSBazaar community focused on free and open source governance best practices, education, and tools. Stop by our booth to learn more about open source and Linux from HP.
IBM is a values-based enterprise of individuals who create and apply technology to make the world work better. Today, about 400,000 IBMers around the world invent and integrate hardware, software, and services to enable forward-thinking enterprises, institutions, and people everywhere to succeed on building a smarter planet.
Karmasphere provides a Big Data Analytics platform that unlocks the power of Hadoop for enterprise developers and analysts. Capabilities include independence across Hadoop environments; structured and unstructured data intelligence; Java and SQL support; one-click deployment across any cloud or cluster; and a graphical user-interface to maximize productivity, discovery and insight.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Founded more than 100 years ago, Kirkland & Ellis LLP has been called upon to handle complicated litigation, corporate, intellectual property, restructuring, tax, and counseling matters for global clients. With approximately 1,500 lawyers in office locations throughout the United States in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and abroad in Hong Kong, London, Munich and Shanghai, Kirkland continues to work with a long-standing base of clients engaged in industries as varied as manufacturing, transportation, telecommunications, private equity, pharmaceutical, technology, energy, health care, real estate, chemicals, food products, finance, insurance, e-commerce, advertising, sales and marketing, and accounting.
On November 2, 2006, Novell and Microsoft announced a series of agreements to jointly build, market and support new solutions to make Microsoft and Novell® products work better together. Since forging the agreement, the companies have rolled out six projects, including virtualization and systems management, and an interoperability lab where they are testing and optimizing their offerings. Today, the companies continue to explore new opportunities to work together including support for mixed-source private cloud solutions in the enterprise and for hosting service providers.
Neo Technology
Neo Technology is the world leader in graph databases and the commercial sponsor of the Neo4j open source project. Neo4j is the most widely deployed graph database in the world and it's successfully used in industries as diverse as finance, bioinformatics, telecom and aerospace. It's available under GPL/AGPL and commercial license terms.
Neo Technology is based in the San Francisco bay area and in southern Sweden.
North Bridge Venture Partners
North Bridge Venture Partners is an active, early-stage venture capital firm based in Boston, Massachusetts and San Mateo, California, founded in 1994.  With approximately $2.9 billion under management, including North Bridge Growth Equity, a growth equity firm that invests in technology middle-market companies, North Bridge Venture Partners focuses on investments in the communications, software, internet, healthcare, and materials technology.  Working closely with entrepreneurs, North Bridge adds value by providing strategic guidance, specific industry knowledge, team-building skills and an in-depth understanding of both private and public financings.
Please join North Bridge and the 451 Group for the 5th Annual Future of Open Source Survey launched in conjunction with the Computerworld’s Open Source Business Conference and 22 industry collaborators. We invite you to take the survey here before April 29th!  You can also visit the Future of Open Source Forum to hear directly from Open Source Leaders what they think about the Future! We will reveal results at OSBC on opening day!
Open Dynamics Inc.
Open Dynamics Inc. develops open source software product that help organizations generate operational speed and increase productivity through business process automation. The company offers Joget Workflow, an open source workflow management system that simplifies the building of web-based, process-driven applications. Business users can graphically design, execute as well as monitor processes for their organizations.
OpenERP is the leading Open Source Business Application. OpenERP's strategy is based on a unique ecosystem which combines the resources of the community, of its partners and of the vendor. The community has contributed more than 500 modules to the ongoing enrichment of OpenERP. The network of certified partners established in 55+ countries implements the solution locally. The application with more than a thousand downloads a day is one of the most frequently installed business suite worldwide.
Open Invention Network LLC
OIN is a collaborative enterprise that enables innovation in open source and an increasingly vibrant ecosystem around Linux.  It does this by acquiring and licensing patents and through strategic programs such as Linux Defenders (

OIN has amassed a broad portfolio of technology patents.  Patents owned by OIN are available royalty-free to any entity that agrees not to assert its patents against the Linux System.  OIN’s license agreement can be found at

OIN has considerable industry backing.  It was launched in 2005 by IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony, and has received supplemental financial support from Canonical.
OpenLogic helps enterprises successfully and securely use open source software by providing scanning and governance tools, license compliance solutions, indemnification, updates, and commercial-grade technical support for open source.  OpenLogic also provides a library of thousands of open source software packages, including hundreds that have been certified for use in the enterprise.
Oracle provides the world's most complete and integrated business software and hardware systems, with more than 370,000 customers-including 100 of the Fortune 100-representing a variety of sizes and industries in more than 145 countries around the globe.  Oracle is committed to offering choice, flexibility, and lower cost of computing for end users. By investing significant resources in developing, testing, optimizing, and supporting open source technologies such as MySQL, GlassFish, Linux, PHP, Apache, Eclipse, Berkeley DB, NetBeans, VirtualBox, Xen, and InnoDB, Oracle clearly embraces and offers leading open source solutions for development and deployment. Visit today.
Palamida, Inc.
Palamida delivers software and services that provide unique visibility into what makes up a software development project, enabling you to effectively manage and secure your use of Open Source and other third-party code.
We enable organizations to use and reuse code from many sources - and do so while reducing the risk of license violations, software vulnerabilities and export control violations. Our patented code search technology scans source and binary materials and produces an inventory of software components used – a software bill of materials – and flags issues that are exceptions to your policy.
PrimeKey is world leader in open-source public key infrastructure (PKI); the OSI-certified EJBCA software developed at PrimeKey is the most downloaded open-source PKI on the Internet.
PrimeKey services protect hundreds of organizations, around the globe, around the clock. The strategic successes of PrimeKey services include continuous operations security, brand enhancement, critical-asset protection, and material gains in financial well being. At its finest when using cryptography to bring security to mission-critical, globally distributed business processes, PrimeKey has earned the confidence of Fortune 500 organizations; dozens of national governments; compliance-attuned financial institutions; and Silicon Valley startups.
Protecode provides a comprehensive solution for managing open source and third party software licenses. Protecode System 4™ uses lightning fast code scanning that works behind the scenes in real-time with code libraries, build processes and desktops to detect and report open source licenses relative to company defined licensing policies. Built for ease-of-use and minimal intrusion into existing development processes, Protecode cost-effectively manages the lifecycle of open source licensing obligations. System 4™ installs in minutes, is highly scalable and is intuitive to use. Protecode  System 4™  includes Enterprise Analyzer™, Library Auditor™, Developer Assistant™ and Build Analyzer™. System 4™ allows companies to ensure compliance with open source software licenses and reduce costs and legal risks associated with the use of third party software. Protecode is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with partners worldwide. For more information, visit
Rackspace Hosting
Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) is the world’s leader in the hosting and cloud computing industry. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the company delivers enterprise-level hosting services to businesses of all sizes and kinds. Rackspace integrates the industry's best technologies for each customer's specific need and delivers it as a service via the company's commitment to Fanatical Support®. Rackspace hosts more than 108,000 customers in nine data centers across the globe through their portfolio of hosted IT services, including Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing. Currently, 40% of FORTUNE® 100 companies trust Rackspace for their hosting needs. For more information, visit
Red Hat
Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for six consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualiztion and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide.
SAP is the world's leading provider of business software, offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes across more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses.  With more than 97,000 customers (including customers from the acquisition of Business Objects) in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol "SAP."
WSO2 delivers the only complete open source middleware platform.  With its revolutionary componentized design, WSO2 middleware adapts to the project for a lean, targeted solution to enterprise applications. Fully cloud-native, the WSO2 middleware platform is also the only open source platform-as-a-service for private and public clouds available today. With WSO2, seamless migration and integration between servers, private clouds, and public clouds is now a reality.
xTuple is a commercial open source vendor of business management software, giving growing companies control over their operations, and the tools to power that growth.  xTuple integrates all critical functional areas in one system: sales, accounting, and operations– including customer and supplier management, inventory control, manufacturing and distribution.  We partner with a global community of over 35,000 professionals who use, implement, and improve our software.  xTuple solutions run natively on Mac, Windows, Linux, and mobile devices; there is also a Web Portal integration with the Drupal CMS.  xTuple PostBooks has been the most active project on Sourceforge two years running.