First three OSBC keynotes confirmed

Three new keynotes for OSBC, and all IT end-users. Should be a great show.

In a sign of great things to come, we've now confirmed our first three Open Source Business Conference keynotes for 2008 (March 25-26, 2008, San Francisco). Given OSBC's increasing emphasis on IT buyers (and not merely vendor strategies), it's appropriate that all three come from successful enterprises:

I'm really, really excited about this. CBS and Kaplan are heavy users of open source, and the US Department of Defense has been advocating open source. It will be great to learn from the leaders.

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