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Thursday, February 21 • 1:30pm - 1:55pm
PRO TALK: When is Open Source Too Open?

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Over 18,000 hours of engineering time has been spent developing and refining Pilosa, an open source tool which creates knowledge representations of the underlying database. Due to market feedback and a shift in open source licensing, Pilosa will be launching a new managed service, Molecula, in April. They are riding the razor’s edge between maintaining Pilosa for the wider developer community, while simultaneously building a ‘closed-source’ offering for it in a fully managed service to enterprise customers. In this talk Pilosa’s Director of Community, Sarah King, will discuss their evolution of open-source development and licensing, and what market indicators moved them into a closed-source strategy.

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Sarah King

Director of Community, Pilosa
Former peace ambassador turned tech-enthusiast, Sarah finds incredible value helping community members and clients develop products and solutions that positively impact our world. Sarah is one of the founding members of Pilosa, an open source distributed bitmap index that creates... Read More →

Thursday February 21, 2019 1:30pm - 1:55pm PST
Room 208 - Stage E