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Wednesday, February 15 • 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Using Open Source and Open Standards in the Platform Game: War Stories and Lessons Learned - Patrick Chanezon, Docker

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Software platforms are a particular case of two-sided markets, where growing the 2 sides of the market at the same time is quite hard, but once established, the network effects accruing to the platform provider provide a solid moat to grow a robust business.
After the meteoric rise the Windows Platform using a proprietary development model in the 90's, in the past 20 years, Open Source and Open Standards proved to be very useful strategic options in the platform game. In this talk I will share my personal experiences in this area about the use of open source and open standards in platforms I have helped create or grow: Sun Portal Server, Google Adwords, OpenSocial, HTML5, Google App Engine, Cloud Foundry, Microsoft Azure, and Docker. I will also cover platforms I have studied, and try to extract some useful lessons and principles that I hope can be useful to other practitioners.


Patrick Chanezon

Member of Technical Staff, Docker, Inc.
Patrick Chanezon is member of technical staff at Docker Inc. He helps to build Docker, an open platform for distributed applications for developers and sysadmins. | | Software developer and storyteller, he spent 10 years building platforms at Netscape & Sun, then 10 years evangelizing platforms at Google, VMware & Microsoft. His main professional interest is in building and kickstarting the network effect for these wondrous two-sided markets... Read More →

Wednesday February 15, 2017 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Grand Sierra B

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