• Scott McNealy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, to conduct live press conference following keynote

    Open Source leaders at Apache, Twitter, HP, Rackspace to speak and be available to press

    Did you know that over 80% of businesses use open source technologies in some way?

    Did you know that the foundation of Twitter is based on open source technology?

    Did you know POSSCON regularly features the biggest names in technology?


    Who:  Members of the Press

    What:  Palmetto Open Source Software Conference

    When:  March 27-28, 2013

    Where:  IT-oLogy Technology Center, Columbia, South Carolina


    • Scott McNealy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, will conduct a live press conference following his keynote address (Thursday, March 29 @ 10 a.m. EST). He will make statements regarding the state of open source technology today, why the open methodology is more important than ever and who he believes is the most closed technology company in America. He will be available for questions from the media.
    • Larry Augustin, CEO and founder of Sugar CRM, venture capitalist and one of the originators of the term ‘open source,’ will deliver a keynote on Wednesday, March 28th at 9:15 a.m. EST.  He will address the state of open source today and where he sees it going in the future.
    • Other open source leaders such as Jim Jagielski, President of the Apache Software Foundation; Jon ‘maddog’ Hall, President of Linux International; and Chris Aniszczyk, Open Source Manager at Twitter, will give addresses and be available to the press.
    • Industry leaders such as Rackspace and Hewlett Packard will be on-site and will make announcements regarding latest product releases.

    How:  Register at using the discount code “press”. Questions can be directed to Todd Lewis, Conference Chair, at (803) 240-1213 or

    All members of the press are encouraged to follow live event blogging beginning March 28 at 9:00 a.m. EST at A live Twitter feed will also be available @posscon.

    Todd Lewis 803.240.1213

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