On March 31, 2011 in Mountain View at Symantec, the SDForum Tech Women presented “Women and Open Source.” The panelists were Janet Fouts of Tatu Digital Media moderated panelits Cat Allman of Google, Alison Chaiken of MeeGo, Beau Lebens of Automattic and Elizabeth Krumbach of Linux Force. Open source continues to disrupt the best-laid plans of various proprietary closed platforms. The panel discussed the adoption of Google’s Android and Chrome, Oracle’s MySQL, Whitehouse’s Drupal, Firefox, WordPress, and Wikipedia. The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of open source can dramatically lower the cost to women who want to start a business or scale up as it grows. There are opportunities for women entrepreneurs in open source that others may have missed.
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