Forty-five people met today in Newport Beach, CA for the first day of a three-day workshop supported by the CCC on Free/Open Source Software. For more background information, see http://www.cra.org/ccc/foss.php (Note that about five participants who were supposed to come were snowed in by the big storms in the east, and couldn’t make it.)
Today’s discussion was structured around four perspectives on FOSS, with moderators, main presenters, and discussants:
Users/Producers: Moderator — Greg Madey (Notre Dame University); Main Presenter — Ralph Morelli (Trinity College); Discussants — Stormy Peters (GNOME Foundation), John Wallin (George Mason University).
Human-Centered Computing: Moderator — Walt Scacchi (UC Irvine); Main Presenter: Chris Kelty (UCLA); Discussants — Charles Schweik (UMass Amherst), Chris Kelty (UCLA).
Social/Behavioral/Economic: Moderator — Kevin Crowston (Syracuse University); Main Presenter — Les Gasser of University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign; Discussants — Kalle Lyytinen (Case-Western), Shobha Chengalur-Smith (UC Irvine), Pat Wangstrum (IBM Research).
Software Engineering: Moderator — Megan Squire (Elon University); Main Presenter Tony Wasserman (Carnegie-Mellon Silicon Valley); Discussants — Prem Devanbu (UC Davis), Audris Mockus (AVAYA Labs).
The Twitter stream is #foss2010 Follow along!
John L. King, CCC Council liaison