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Sun, 24 Oct 2004

Speaking October 27 at “Open Source Enterprise Solutions Conference” of the Tech Council of Maryland

On October 27 I’ll be speaking at the Open Source Enterprise Solutions Conference in Rockville, Maryland. This event is put on by the Tech Council of Maryland. My topic is security and open source software; those who’ve read my books and articles won’t be terribly surprised by the content. I debunk extreme views like “open source is always more secure” and “open source is never more secure,” for example.

One surprising thing is how many open source software / Free Software (OSS/FS) security-related companies and projects are based in Maryland. There are quite a number! They include:

My point is that there’s a lot going on in Maryland that combines security with open source software, which is very interesting.

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