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First Open Source summit lined up for 2016

Dubai to host first of its kind conference and awards focusing on open source technologies

Spencer says he is looking forward to sharing ideas about open source.
Spencer says he is looking forward to sharing ideas about open source.

DVCOM Technology, a regional distributor has announced it will host the first Open Source Summit (OSS) to be held on 27th January 2016.

According to DVCOM, the OSS 2016, is an all-day event, which will see experts share insights on open sources solutions and how the market can accelerate the adoption of thes solutions. In addition, the company said an awards ceremony focusing on the open source technology sector will also be held in , will be held as part of the conference.

The first of its kind in the region, the OSS 2016 is an initiative to increase awareness and answer some unanswered questions and reveal some key facts about the open source technologies ranging from open source operating systems to solutions to hardware.

“Asterisk is a worldwide phenomenon that has not only helped bring the latest in technology to all corners of the planet, but has allowed the participation of developers from across the globe to improve, customise and localise for their particular needs,” said Mark Spencer, Founder and CTO of Digium Inc.

“Asterisk has created a global industry of companies providing support and integration services – as well as creating many complementary products. I look forward to sharing some of that story and background, along with some ideas about applying open source in other areas during OSS,” Spencer added.

Renjan George, managing director of DVCOM Technology said: “Open source software has emerged as the driving force of technology innovation, from cloud and big data to social media and mobile. Hence, it is very important for the technology professionals and business heads to understand what kind of competitive advantage and scalability, open source technologies provide. We are happy to be a part of the Open Source Summit 2016 in the lead role and are confident that the event will bring together the open source communities and players from different technology landscapes closer and together.”

The OSS 2016 will bring together over 15 open source experts from some of the leading global brands to celebrity open source professionals who will speak about some of the most pressing topics and the hot trends in this segment.