Gaël Blondelle has a strong experience in Open Source, and more specifically in communities like OW2 and Eclipse. Until recently he was Open Source Business Developer at Obeo and represented the company in the Eclipse Modeling Working Group. Gaël is currently JUG leader in Toulouse JUG. He co-founded Petals Link in 2004, the company which supports the OW2 projects for SOA : Petals ESB and Petals Master. Gaël acted as CTO of Petals Link until 2010.
From 2007 to 2010, he was Chairman of the Technology Council at the OW2 consortium, the global open source consortium for Middleware.
Since he started in the software industry in 1996, he has been working mainly in Telco, Java and SOA Technologies. He started at Alcatel as a sotfware engineer on phone simulators environment and then as a research engineer on corporate mobile communication tools. By 2000, he became consultant and trainer on Java, J2EE, XML and Web Services technologies at Valtech. He then acted as a middleware architect at France Telecom before creating Petals Link.
Track: Plenary Session
Now that it has become mainstream a growing number of companies and public bodies claim to have a stake in open source. Do we still need open, source organizations and foundations? Are they joining the ranks of endangered species? Participants in the panel will share with the audience their perspectives on a) the future of open source foundations and their usefulness in an evolving IT industry and b) the role they can play in Europe in a context increasingly structured by publicly-driven collaborative innovation initiatives (H2020, ECP, FI-PPP, etc.).
Organization: Eclipse Foundation