February Meeting: Matt Asay and Alfresco

Ryan Simpkins plug at ryansimpkins.com
Thu Feb 7 22:02:04 MST 2008


Date: Wednesday Feb 13, 2008
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Omniture, Inc.
Additional details: http://www.plug.org
*Drinks will be provided (sorry, didn't get the pizza).

This month's PLUG meeting will have a unique spin. We have invited Matt Asay
and the Alfresco team to come discuss business as it relates to Open Source.
If you have an interest in business or law surrounding Open Source or
technology, this is one meeting you do not want to miss. We also will be
getting an introduction to the very full-featured Alfresco CMS. This is a
local company, and they are doing some amazing things in this space.

Matt Asay:

Matt Asay has been involved with open source since 1998, and is one of the
industry's leading open source business strategists. Asay currently manages
sales and business development activities in the Americas for Alfresco, the
open source leader in Enterprise Content Management.

Prior to Alfresco, Asay co-founded Novell®'s Linux Business Office in 2002 and
was an early agitator and architect for the company's shift to open source. In
2003 Asay founded the Open Source Business Conference, the industry's premier
open source strategy event, and has served as an Entreprenuer-in-Residence for
Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, focusing on open source investment
opportunities. Before Novell, Asay was General Manager at Lineo®, an embedded
Linux software startup, where he ran Lineo's Residential Gateway business.

Asay earned his Juris Doctorate degree at Stanford Law School, spending two of
his three years studying software licensing and innovation, and specifically
the GNU General Public License, under Professor Larry Lessig. He also holds
Masters and Bachelors degrees from the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK) and
Brigham Young University, respectively.

Jared Ottley:

Jared Ottley is a Solutions Engineer at Alfresco. He is responsible for
Pre-sales demos and support. He has been working with several partners on
developing an Alfresco virtual appliance.

Prior to Alfresco, he was the Linux QA lead for Novell's Open Enterprise
Server, where he also was involved with QA work for Suse Enterprise Linux
Server. In these capacities, he worked on Xen, Clustering, Storage, Patch
Management, Product Installation and Integration. Before joining Novell, he
was a Java developer at the Fifth Circuit, US Court of Appeals.

Jared has degree in Political Science and Philosophy from BYU, where he
studied the use of the Internet as a Campaign Tool in Congressional Elections.



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