OpenStack Featured Case Study at 2013 Open Source Think Tank; Netflix to Present Company's Open Source Story

   OpenStack Featured Case Study at 2013 Open Source Think Tank; Netflix to
                     Present Company's Open Source Story

Eighth Annual C-Level Open Source Event Sponsored by Adobe, HP, Qualcomm, Red
Hat and SugarCRM to be held March 20-22, 2013 in Napa, Cali.

PR Newswire

BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 20, 2013

BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Olliance Group, a division of
Black Duck, and DLA Piper today announced the lead case study for the Open
Source Think Tank 2013 conference, an exclusive C-level open source
conference. The OpenStack project, a global collaboration of developers and
cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud
computing platform, will be the event's case study. Netflix, the world's
leading Internet television network, will present insights on how they use
open source as a competitive differentiator. Both demonstrate the conference's
theme: Bridge to Innovation – Open Source in the Enterprise.


"Netflix regards its investment in open source technology and
communityparticipation as a strategic advantage, and we have seen growing
interest in our Netflix Open Source Software platform for large scale cloud
deployments," saidAdrian Cockcroft,Director, Cloud Architecture, Netflix.
"Sharing our experience and engaging with other industry leaders at the Open
Source Think Tank will help Netflix continue to build momentum around our work
and crosspollinateideas for the evolving NetflixOSS platform."

The eighth annual event, focused on the business and technology of open
source, will examine various models and benefits of community engagement used
to drive internal and external value and innovation from cross-industry

"Red Hat understands very well the growing role open source is playing in the
enterprise, and the need to address flexibility, interoperability and
business-driven results," said Lee Congdon, CIO, Red Hat. "Open Source Think
Tank allows us to engage with other industry leaders from many verticals in a
unique setting to share observations, trends and best practices and discuss
real-world challenges to the continued maturation of open source."

Think Tank attendees include CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, legal experts, investors and
senior executives. The exclusive, invitation-only event brings industry
leaders together to discuss the current state and future direction of
commercial open source.

"Think Tank attendees lead businesses which leverage open source technologies
and methods to innovate and create value," said Andrew Aitken, Senior Vice
President, Olliance Consulting. "Bringing together C-level executives, legal
experts, investors and community leaders, we have the unique opportunity to
discuss and impact the current state and future direction of open source."

The 2013 Open Source Think Tank will be held at the Solage Resort in Napa,
Cali. Co-hosted by Olliance Group and DLA Piper, the conference includes an
interactive format of group sessions, exercises and case studies. The event
will be led by co-hosts Andrew Aitken, Founder, Olliance Group, and Mark
Radcliffe, Partner, DLA Piper.

For More Information

For more information about Open Source Think Tank, or to apply for an
invitation, visit

For more information about DLA Piper, visit

For more information about Black Duck, visit

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