Open Source is Dead, Long Live Open Source

Time: Thursday 18th May 09:00-09:45
Room: Main Theatre
Track: Keynote

Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua.
I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past.”

The world of open source software (OSS) has come a long way since its inception, and it's worth taking a look back at what has been achieved. However, as we delve into the past, we also need to be aware of the mistakes we have made along the way. In this keynote presentation, Donald Christie, the founder and the Managing Director at Catalyst IT, will explore the evolution of OSS and examine the challenges that threaten its future.


Keynore 23: Donald Christie
Donald Christie
As a Wellington local and one of the early pioneers of the open-source landscape in New Zealand - we are very lucky to be joined by Don! Don is the Co-founder of Catalyst, an open-source software company specialises in developing, designing, and supporting enterprise grade systems for local and overseas markets using open-source technologies.

Don & his team at Catalyst are well known for their refreshing, unique, and resourceful approach to solution designs, their wide-ranging expertise, and their significant contributions to the open-source community.