Linux Photo Databases and Free and Open Source Business Models – October LUV Meeting

Location: The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building, Trinity College, Melbourne University Main Campus, Parkville.

When: October 5th 2010 at 19:00

Brian May – A Linux Photo Database Application
Mike King – Free and Open-Source Business Models.

A Linux Photo Database Application by Brian May

Digital cameras allow the ability to take hundreds, if not thousands of photos, quickly and easily. However, what do you do with the photos afterwards? If most of your photos are duds, then the solution is easy – just delete them. What if many of them are good quality? How do you store them in such a way you will be able to relocate that photo if you need it? How do you do it without wasting hours tagging hundreds of photos? The talk discusses open source software I have written to try and address these issues, and some of the challenges I have encountered on the way.

Free and Open-Source Business Models by Mike King

How can free software make money when you can’t sell it? This is the challenge for businesses with open source. Mike King looks at a few different business models built around it.

Mike King is CIO of Horizon Consumer Science, an International market research companies with offices in Melbourne, Los Angeles and London. Mike has B.Sc. in Engineering Science from Warwick University in the UK, and has 30 years of experience in software development, including real time monitoring systems, communications protocols and web and database technologies.

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