Community Source Software: The Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning? - Sponsored by PGP Corporation

Thursday, May 29 | 3:15pm - 4:30pm | Grand Ballroom IV-VI (2nd Floor)
Session Type: Professional Development
Community source is designed to coordinate the work of different user IT organizations sharing the same purpose and requirements. An alternative to commercial applications and custom development, it gives users control and shares risk across peer organizations. Although several such public sector communities exist and yield great promises, many struggle with achieving critical mass and a viable business model. This panel will compare and contrast community source with more traditional software sourcing options and explore critical sustainability success factors.


  • Richard Spencer

    Retired, The University of British Columbia
  • Brad Wheeler

    Vice President for IT and CIO, Indiana University

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