Open-source leaders gathered this week at LinuxWorld in San Francisco to discuss the future of the programming movement they helped create.
VA Linux CEO Larry Augustin moderated the panel, joined by Jeremy Allison, leader of the open-source Samba software project, and Brian Behlendorf, founder of the Apache Web server software project. Also part of the panel were Dirk Hohndel, former chief technology officer of Germany's SuSE, and Linus Torvalds, the founder of the Linux kernel.
Click on the links below to watch the debate.
|Open source creates an even playing field|
Linux founder Linus Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel, former technology chief at SuSE, discuss what's most important to the open-source community. Torvalds holds that there is no overarching focus, yet Hohndel says the market might think otherwise.
|The future of the GPL|
Apache founder Brian Behlendorf and Linus Torvalds talk about the shelf life of the General Public License and whether it should be kept alive.
|Open source and commercial challenges|
Apache founder Brian Behlendorf and Linus Torvalds take a look at the commercialization of Linux and how companies can both make money and compete on an open-source platform.