OSGR 2009: Better skiing, better open source

The second edition of the Open Source Goat Rodeo took flight this week.

I wasn't able to blog yesterday, as the Open Source Goat Rodeo kicked off its 2009 edition at Snowbird with amazing snow, bright sunshine, and wonderful people (some of whom can shred snow as if they never actually go to work...Lars/John/Paolo/Bryce, I'm thinking of you!):

From left: Jay Batson (Acquia), Dries Buytaert (Acquia), Lonn Johnston (Page One PR), Lars Nordwall (Pentaho), Jeff Borek (IBM) Larry Augustin

The day ended in Salt Lake City with a Mormon Mousse Pie (Don't ask), consisting of white chocolate, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate mousse fillings, white chocolate shavings, and a dark chocolate crust that I improvised early Friday morning.

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One great part of the first day for me, other than skiing with some amazing athletes and even better friends, was the chance to relive my youth and get more air than was good for me off the Peruvian Express lift:

Matt Asay gets air at Snowbird Lars Nordwall

OSGR2009 included the following fine folks: Matt Asay, Alfresco/CNET; Larry Augustin, Investor; Jay Batson, Acquia; Jeff Borek, IBM; Dries Buytaert, Acquia; Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol; Tom Erickson, Acquia; Lonn Johnston, Page One PR; Paolo Juvara, Openbravo; Matt Mattox, Red Hat; Josep Mitja, Openbravo; Jose Morales, Jaspersoft; Mike Olson, Cloudera; John Robb, Yahoo/Zimbra; Bryce Roberts, O'Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures; Dave Rosenberg, RiverMuse/CNET; Andrew Shafer, Reductive Labs/Puppet; Javier Soltero, Hyperic; Jacob Taylor, formerly SugarCRM; Zack Urlocker, Sun/MySQL.

Video forthcoming...soon.

Follow me on Twitter at mjasay.

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    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.


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