Join us for a stimulating discussion on what it means to be open source.


"My code is available online on so it's open source".

Is that really true ?

This talk aims to cover what does it mean to be truly open source, including topics like:

  • Motivations to go open source
  • What, why, how and when to be open source
  • Building and sustaining a community


Sujen, an open source enthusiast, got involved with contributing to open source projects while pursuing his masters at USC and currently works at JPL.

He is a member of the Apache Software Organization and in the Project Management Committee (PMC) of Apache Nutch and Apache OODT projects.

Over the past couple of years he has been involved with contributing towards open source efforts within JPL and projects at DARPA.

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