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Thursday, August 30 • 4:00pm - 4:40pm
How & Why We Embraced Open-Source 20 Years Ago And What We Learned! - Amit Bhutani, Dell EMC

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In 1999, Dell EMC became the first major OEM to start offering a fully validated, certified and factory pre-loaded version of Linux OS across their server line. This presentation will uncover what motivated us then to be in the front of this open-source movement. What our Lessons Learned have been in the ~20 years since? What culture changes we had undergo to fully embrace and make open source a religion and not an after-thought? When did we switch gears from being an open-source software integrator to becoming a developer, colloborator, community builder and a champion for OSS via projects like like DKMS, biosdevname, firmware-tools, efibootmgr, EdgeX Foundry, RackHD, REX-Ray, UniK and many more...


Amit Bhutani

Linux & Open Source Engineering Technologist, Dell EMC
Amit has been at Dell EMC for nearly 18 years with a focus on Linux and Open Source technologies as infrastructure building blocks for the Enterprise Data Center and the Hybrid Cloud. Amit has been a speaker at various technology conferences such as OSCON, Red Hat Summit, Ubuntu Developer... Read More →

Thursday August 30, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm PDT
Room 214