Amateur Radio could be seen as the original Open Source project. Amateurs
build their own radios and antennas and share their learnings with each other.
It is seen as an important thing that one can open up a radio for example and
look inside, even make modifications. The software side in Amateur Radio however
looks different. Closed source software are the dominant tools being used by hams.
This session aims to show the alternatives available to allow those who are
interested to make the switch more easily to a fully open ham shack.
Michael has been using Open Source software for the past 20 years. For 9 of those years he had
the privilege to travel the world, promoting the use of Open Source software in general
and the Linux operating system in particular while working as HP's Technical Marketing Manager
for Open Source & Linux. He's been a speaker at events such as GUADEC, OSCON, aKademy and
LinuxWorld. Michael currently is a Sr. Software Engineer at IBM, working on large database
systems by day and wrangling open source hardware projects at night.