It's getting clearer by the day that conversations around open source has moved beyond discussions of "what is it?" to "how do I leverage it?" Case in point: IBD Networks, a Silicon Valley based group focused on new trends in the industry, is putting on a Under the Radar event tonight in Mountain View on open source management companies. The event will showcase four young companies in the open source systems management market. They'll demo their products to a panel of industry experts, along with an audience of early adopter technology insiders. Both audience and experts will get a chance to beta test and offer feedback based on favorite features and areas for improvement, as well as explore the ideal industry "partner" match‑ ups for the companies.
Martin Buckley, who heads up product management for systems and resource management at Novell, will be on the panel of experts. Martin has helped make Novell's ZENworks product line one of the leading management tools for heterogeneous environments, including Linux.
If you are in the area, check it out and see how the open source ecosystem is growing and improving.