Professor Tony Wasserman Speaks at NEA OSS 2010-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Professor Tony Wasserman Speaks at NEA OSS 2010-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Professor Tony Wasserman Speaks at NEA OSS 2010

Professor Tony Wasserman was the keynote speaker at the 9th annual North East Asia Open Source Software Promotion Forum (NEA OSS 2010) on Nov. 2-4, 2010, in Seoul, Korea.

The NEA OSS Forum, a joint collaboration between open source forums in Korea, China and Japan, launched in 2003 with goals of promoting cooperation between the countries on open source projects and working together on collaborative projects.

Dr. Wasserman spoke during the Open Source Software Day and Training Camp, on the topic of “Building a Business on Open Source Software.” Asking the question of “What drives commercialization?”, Wasserman overviewed the growing acceptance of open source products, the improving quality, and growing unhappiness of users with traditional software. He also covered different kinds of open source business models and challenges and obstacles to FOSS adoption. Anthony I. (Tony) Wasserman is a Professor of Software Management Practice at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, and the Executive Director of the Center for Open Source Investigation.

Previously, Tony was Director of Mobile Middleware Labs for Hewlett-Packard’s Middleware Division, where he managed a development team working on software infrastructure for mobile web services. Before it was acquired by HP, Tony was Vice President of Bluestone Software, responsible for its West Coast Labs, where he led the creation of the award-winning, J2EE-based, Total-e-Mobile toolkit. During the dot-com boom, he was VP of Engineering for a startup in San Francisco.

As Founder and CEO of Interactive Development Environments, Inc. (IDE) from 1983-1993, Tony built IDE to $25M in revenue, earning it a place on the Inc. 500 list and making IDE a recognized leader in computer-aided software engineering. As CEO, he raised venture funding, created international subsidiaries, and contributed to the architecture of IDE's innovative Software through Pictures (StP) software modeling environment.

Tony has been selected as both a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and is often invited to speak at both industrial and research conferences. He has published dozens of technical papers, edited eight books, and has received several awards for his contributions. He gave the inaugural Stevens Lecture on Software Development Methods, and was the first recipient of the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award.