The Open Source Goat Rodeo 2008

What do you get when you pull together some of the most prominent names in open source for two days of skiing? A serious goat rodeo.

This past weekend some of the open sourcerors descended on Park City, Utah for two days of skiing, discussion, and pie. Somewhere in the midst of the fun we dubbed it "The Open Source Goat Rodeo," or OSGR. Maybe it was our frustrated attempts to get off that massive cornice....

I've been meaning to have a group of open source friends out to ski for many years. In fact, OSBC was originally planned to take place in Park City, Utah. I finally got around to making the invitations, and Larry Augustin (Augustin Ventures), Jeff Borek (IBM), Fabrizio Capobianco (Funambol),Richard Daley (Pentaho), Marc Fleury (ex-Jboss), Lonn Johnston (PageOne PR), Ross Mason (MuleSource), John Robb (Zimbra /Yahoo!), Bryce Roberts (O'Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures), and Zack Urlocker (MySQL / Sun) joined in.

It was a great way to spend two days. It was some of the most interesting conversation I've had in a long, long time. I can't wait for 2009.

Tune in below to learn about Larry Augustin's home-based data center, why Marc Fleury likes Spikesource, the future of Linux on the desktop, and more.

Want to join us? Learn the secret lasso maneuver.

You'll also need to learn to shred like John Robb. Everyone skied well, but John was amazing. That guy can ski anything. (As for you, Ross Mason, you need to learn to ski by next year so that we won't have to slum with boarders. ;-)

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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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