We asked a few speakers and participants at Open Source Junction 2 about the benefits they saw in building a community of industry and academic folks interested in mobile technologies.
The answers varied, but people seemed to perceive the diversity of points of view involved in this cross-cultural exercise as beneficial. The delegates with an industry background praised the deep thinking and creativity of researchers, while academics were impressed with the down-to-earth revenue-generating mindset of their industry colleagues.
Open Source Junction 3, due later this year, will continue to facilitate the encounter between the academic and business cultures focused on open development in the mobile sector.
Watch this space.
Camille Baldock, Softwire
Steven Gray, University College London
Julian Harty, ebay
Samuel Carlyle, Sukey
Nick Allott, NquiringMinds
Tim Fernando, University of Oxford
Philipp Breuss-Schneeweis, Wikitude
Yuwei Lin, University of Salford
Dave Raggett, W3C
Gabriel Hanganu, OSS Watch