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21st Annual

December 1-2, 2004

concurrent Speaker

Matt Asay
Director, Linux Business Office, Novell

The Next Decade of Software: Open Source and the Future of High-Tech Capitalism

Matt Asay is Director and founding member of Novell’s Linux Business Office, where he is responsible for helping to chart and implement the company’s open source strategy. Asay also serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, a $250-million venture fund based in Silicon Valley, where he focuses on open source-related investments. Asay is also the founder and managing director of the Open Source Business Conference,
the industry¹s preeminent open source conference.

Prior to joining Novell, Asay was General Manager of Lineo¹s Network & Communications division. (Lineo, an embedded Linux startup, was acquired by Motorola in 2002.) He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Stanford Law School, where he spent two of his three years working on open source licensing issues with Larry Lessig and other Stanford faculty. Asay also holds an MA from the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK) and a BA from Brigham Young University.

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