Churchill Club to Host Executive Roundtable on the Transformative Effects of Open Source

Date -2006-06-15

EnterpriseDB, Open Source Development Labs, JBoss, SpikeSource and Sun Microsystems to Participate in Program Moderated by BusinessWeek 

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 15, 2006—The Churchill Club, Silicon Valley’s premier business and technology forum, today announced that it will host an executive roundtable, “The Open Source Effect”, on Wednesday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Some of the open source industry's most visionary senior executives will share their views on the transformative effects of open source software on the management of corporate IT, the enterprise software business and Silicon Valley economics.

Roundtable participants will include: 

  • Andy Astor, chief executive officer of EnterpriseDB
  • Stuart Cohen, chief executive officer of Open Source Development Labs
  • Marc Fleury, senior vice president and general manager, JBoss division, of Red Hat
  • Rich Green, executive vice president, software, of Sun Microsystems
  • Kim Polese, chief executive officer of SpikeSource

BusinessWeek’s Sarah Lacy will moderate the roundtable.

“Open source software is revolutionizing the technology industry, both in Silicon Valley and around the world. As enterprise adoption of open source continues to accelerate, its effects become more profound,” said Churchill Club president Raymond Nasr. “We are very pleased to present this program. The Churchill Club is known for its smart, provocative and often irreverent programs, and this event will not disappoint. We’ve brought together an insightful and engaging group of open source executives, and we look forward to a dynamic discussion on a topic that matters to the Valley economy.” Additional information regarding the open source executive roundtable is available at

About The Churchill Club

The Churchill Club is Silicon Valley’s premier business and technology forum. The 5,000-member, nonprofit organization has built a reputation for dynamic, in-the-news programs featuring Silicon Valley CEOs, up-and-coming executives and national business leaders. The events regularly draw more than 400 attendees and give members the opportunity to network with the best of Silicon Valley. Visit for more information.

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Julie Crabill
SHIFT Communications (for the Churchill Club)
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