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OCS 2020 Breakout: Marc Linster and Bruce Momjian

Marc Linster is the CTO at EDB Postgres, where he has held positions as SVP of Product Development and Support, and VP of Professional Services. Before joining EDB, Marc was the engineering leader for Polycom's video as a service platform.

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Bruce Momjian is co-founder and core team member of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, and has worked on PostgreSQL since 1996. He has been employed by EnterpriseDB since 2006. He has spoken at many international open-source conferences and is the author of PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts, published by Addison-Wesley. Prior to his involvement with PostgreSQL, Bruce worked as a consultant, developing custom database applications for some of the world's largest law firms. As an academic, Bruce holds a Masters in Education, was a high school computer science teacher, and lectures internationally at universities.

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Open source models and different ways open source communities are organized. What concepts CIOS, CDOS, and developers need to understand.

Introduction to session: Not all open source is the same - 0:00

Agenda - 0:17

Introductions to Bruce and Marc - 0:59

1. EDB Introduction - 1:31

2. Why you should care about more than just the license. How to evaluate the chain of dependency when you start using any piece of software, particularly in open source, with much wider array of options you need to evaluate. - 2:30

3. The multiple parties and their interests - 6:29

4. Innovation and long-term viability. Putting a new focus on how to choose open source - 8:05

Innovation. Is there actually a community, or is it just an individual/single-company hacking away? Is there a community-driven roadmap that can be influenced? - 8:43

Viability: Stability and Reliability - 11:45

Cost. Can/will the β€˜community’ change the license model? - 13:20

5. What Makes Postgres Different? - 14:44

The Postgres Ecosystem - 15:51

Diving into the PostgreSQL Community - 18:21

PostgreSQL Stability - 20:30

Agility in the Postgres Ecosystem - 22:56

Summary: Updated guidance for open-source selection (On community vibrancy/innovation, see: Slashdot and Blackduck) - 24:09

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