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  • Topic: Open-Source Technology Freedom: It is the year 1776 in the internet age…

    Build wide open domains, walls, gates, fences, doors, where you want them, not where Google, Apple, and Microsoft dictate your ‘percentage’ of freedom. It is your Open-Source technology, business model and associated revenue model.

    Open software. Open hardware. Open App Distribution, Open Link. These
    approaches have allowed for transformation in mobile products.

    Could Open-Source platforms of both software and hardware modularity
    remake the entire mobile ecosystem, and compound billions more people
    to get on the Internet? Are these directions already unstoppable?
    Linux is ‘winning’ on the server-side market, why not on the
    client-side market?

    On June 5th we invite industry participants from three
    open-source/open platform projects, ask them pressing questions, and
    invite you participate in the agenda, and to share in a moderated and
    documented whiteboard session.

    6:30pm Arrival and network
    7:00pm  Announcements
    7:10pm  Gigaom Research | Analyst/software | Larry Cornett
    7:40pm Google | Project Ara | Jason Chua
    8:10pm  Tizen | Invites out to Intel, Samsung, and an independent consultant
    8:40 pm  Q and A | White board session
    9:00pm Adjourn

    Jason Chua, UX Lead,  Google, Project Ara
    Jason Chua leads user experience for Project Ara, a open, modular smartphone platform developed by Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group. Over the past year, he has led efforts to engage and empower makers of all types including a cross-country maker roadtrip, the development of a “smart” retail experience, and the design of a digital phone configurator. Before Project Ara, Jason co-founded SparkTruck, a mobile fab lab serving elementary and middle school students and teachers. He is an occasional lecturer at the Stanford, and holds degrees in product design and mechanical engineering.

    Larry Cornett, Analyst, Gigaom Research
    Larry Cornett, Ph.D., is the founder of Brilliant Forge; a consulting practice that helps organizations focus their consumer insights, product vision, business strategy, and technology capabilities into new business opportunities. With more than 18 years of experience in the industry ranging from small startups to large global corporations, Larry is recognized in the industry for his best practices and knowledge of how to successfully design products and services for Consumer Markets.

    Prior to founding Brilliant Forge, Larry was a Silicon Valley product executive with over 16 years of experience designing, defining, and building consumer products at several of the biggest and best technology and internet companies; including Apple Computer, Yahoo, eBay, and IBM.

    Most recently, Larry was the Vice President of Consumer Products for Yahoo! Search, leading a multinational team of product managers, designers and developers who were focused on creating world-class Search experiences. Before that, he was a Director at eBay, where his team focused on multiple products for Tailored Shopping Experiences, Platform, and International sites.

    Earlier in his career, he was a designer at Apple Computer, where he worked on the Finder, OS, and International software; and IBM, where he worked on database and development tools. He was also the principal consultant for MindSpan Design, an interaction design agency where he worked on desktop, web, and mobile solutions for a variety of clients. He received his Ph.D. from Rice University, where he designed and developed a coaching system for training software users. He holds multiple patents, which include design work on web-based products and hardware solutions.

    Dialogue Drivers; your’s and our’s…
    1. Where will developers and consumers win with Open-Source platforms?
    2. What opportunities are still untapped?
    3. Are open platforms emerging and diverging, or simply merging?
    4. How will open-source shape the future of mobile platforms other than
    smartphone, for example making a smartphone interact with home, car
    (transportation), and on the body (health)?
    5. Open software has achieved success on the backend, but not front end
    (e.g. Linux desktop has not taken off), how is mobile ecosystem
    different? (e.g. Samsung already mentioned using Openstack for mobile
    ecosystem, but has been quiet on Tizen project). Note to chairs… CES
    announcement… watch/wearable…?
    6. What do we as developers want from an Open-Source future?
    7. With open hardware bringing low barrier to entry, lots of developers
    and faster, richer innovation, what areas should entrepreneur focus
    8. What do you think of open hardware accelerators?
    9. What advantages do Open-Source OS have to the traditional
    hardware-software combo?

    Industry and entity background references:
    Initiative: Google’s Project Ara

    Project Ara brings the modular smartphone from concept to a reality; it almost seems like it should've made a cameo in The Lego Movie.

    Project Ara promise to bring modular development to the ubiquitous
    smartphone experience.

    MIT Technology Review:

    Time Magazine Review:

    Software: Open-Source OS
    Each have generated huge interest in developing open, independent
    platforms that power phones - and, certainly - a future full of
    wearable gadgets of all kinds.

    Tizen - Samsung has been working with Intel and others on a mobile
    platform called Tizen. Samsung is bringing Tizen powered smartphone by
    end of 2014 and Gear 2 smartwatch already utilize Tizen. (Source:
    Android Community). History of Tizen:

    Mozilla - Mozilla, a nonprofit organization, is developing its own
    open-source smartphone operating system called Firefox OS. Mozilla
    announced a deal with Chinese chip designer Spreadtrum Communications
    to bring $25 smartphone to the emerging countries

    Ubuntu - London-based Canonical Ltd. is making a smartphone version of
    its Linux-based computer operating system called Ubuntu Touch.
    Canonical has partnered with BQ and Meizu to produce the first
    consumer-grade Ubuntu Phones.

    Jolla - Finland-based Jolla's Sailfish OS is another contender in this
    category. Smartphones powered by Sailfish OS are already available
    across the EU, Switzerland and Norway. Jolla also plays nicely with
    Android as Android apps can run using a compatibility layer available
    from the Jolla Store.

    6:30pm Arrival and network
    7:00pm  Announcements
    7:10pm  Gigaom Research | Analyst/software | Larry Cornett
    7:40pm Google | Project Ara | Jason Chua
    8:10pm  Tizen | Invites out to Intel, Samsung, and an independent consultant
    8:40 pm  Q and A | White board session
    9:00pm Adjourn

    AT&T Foundry
    260 Homer avenue
    Palo Alto, California 94301 USA

    $20 at the door for non-SVForum members
    No charge for SVForum members
    No registration required