Designation: CEO, Credativ International GmbH
Topic: Open Source – A Blessing Or A Curse?
Track: Open Source and You
Time: 03:30 – 04:15 PM
Michael Meskes is President and CEO of the credativ Group, an industry leader in free software services with offices in seven countries. Its Open Source Support Centers employ leading members of a number of Open-Source projects. He has been Open-Source developer for twenty years working on different Open-Source projects among which Debian and PostgreSQL are most widely known. He also has done a lot of Open-Source related presentations on all sorts of events doing a lot of Open-Source evangelism.
A lot of pros and cons are regularly dicussed when it comes to Open Source usage in business IT. There are a lot of reasons why Open Source is ideal for business critical system, but there are also a lot of uncertainties and doubts by people who are not really involved with Open Source communities. This is in particular a topic for PostgeSQL, which is the most important Open Source solution for businesses. This presentation evaluates those pros and cons and shows how to get the most out of PostgreSQL’s Open Source nature for enterprise IT.