The open-source world goes skiing

Here is a video compilation of the best of the 2010 edition of the annual Open Source Goat Rodeo.

The name is a fortunate accident, but the fun of skiing with a group of open-source business executives is no accident at all.

The Open Source Goat Rodeo 2010 took place in Utah, February 4 through 6, and included great skiing, wonderful food, and exceptional people--including the first ever appearance by former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos.

As I do every year, I've created a video to highlight the activities and give a taste for the event. It's not a closed event: I hope you'll join us in 2011.

I probably should identify everyone by the color of their jackets,'ll figure them out. 2010 participants included (in reverse alphabetical order, by first name):

Zack Urlocker, (ex-)MySQL; Tom Erickson, Acquia; Sean Doherty, EnterpriseDB; Sam Ramji, Sonoa Systems; Matt Asay, Canonical; Marten Mickos, Benchmark/Index Ventures (ex-MySQL); Luke Kanies, Reductive Labs; Lonn Johnston, Page One PR; Lars Nordwall, Pentaho; Larry Augustin, SugarCRM; Jose Morales, JasperSoft; John Robb, Zimbra/VMware; Jeff Borek, IBM; Javier Soltero, VMware (SpringSource); Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol; Dave Rosenberg, CNET/Hardy; Bill Mason, Canonical; Aaron Fulkerson, MindTouch.

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About the author

    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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