Open seminar with the LIM-IT project

Welcome to an open seminar featuring a presentation by Frank Karlitschek with the title "Challenges and opportunities related to development, use and deployment of open source licensed cloud platforms: experiences from ownCloud and Nextcloud".

Date: Monday 14 May 2018 (09:15-12:00)
Venue: E108 (in the E-building, ground floor), University of Skövde
Registration: The number of seats is limited. Registration in advance is required. Please register for this event by sending an email with subject "LIM-IT: Open Seminar" containing your name and affiliation to this email address by latest 9 May.

Agenda
09:15-10:00: Walk-in networking and LIM-IT exhibition (informal networking and gathering)

10:00-10:15: Welcome and introduction to the LIM-IT project (Björn Lundell)

10:15-11:15: Presentation by Frank Karlitschek: "Challenges and opportunities related to development, use and deployment of open source licensed cloud platforms: experiences from ownCloud and Nextcloud" [slides]

11:15-12:00: Q&A related to the presentation by Frank Karlitschek, followed by LIM-IT exhibition and networking

Abstract for presentation by Frank Karlitschek:
Frank Karlitschek founded the ownCloud open source project in 2010 and co-founded a company named ownCloud Inc. late 2011. After being the maintainer for over 6 years and CTO of ownCloud Inc. for over 4 years Frank decided to start over. Leave his own project and company to create a fork called Nextcloud. This talk will describe the reasons why ownCloud was founded as an open source project. The good and bad things when it was turned into a centure capital founded company, the thing that Frank and the core team do differently with Nextcloud and how the business model, licensing and community relations improved. This talk covers insights into different open source business models and how to create a working open source community.

Bio
Frank Karlitschek started the ownCloud project in 2010 to return control over the storing and sharing of information to consumers. In 2016 he initiated the Nextcloud project to bring this idea to the next level. He has been involved with a variety of Free Software projects including having been a board member for the KDE community. Frank has spoken at MIT, CERN and ETH and keynoted LinuxCon, Latinoware, Akademy, FOSSASIA, openSUSE Con and many other conferences. Frank is the founder and CEO of Nextcloud Gmbh. Frank is a fellow of Open Forum Europe.

Contact
Björn Lundell (bjorn.lundell [at] his.se), University of Skövde

Further information about the LIM-IT project can be found here.