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Robert Dewar
Day Saturday
Room Janson
Capacity 1400
Start time 11:00
End time 11:50
Duration 00:50
Track Keynotes

Free Software: A viable model for Commercial Success

This talk will discuss our experience at AdaCore, one of only a handful of 100% Free Software companies. All of our commercial products are licensed under the GPL and other Free Software Licenses. People often assume that there is a conflict between the use of such licenses and the needs of a commercial software company. Our experience at AdaCore shows that on the contrary, the Free Software model can be very successful both for us as a company and for our customers. We think this model can be used in many other circumstances, and want to encourage free software enthusiasts to consider this model in other circumstances.

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