SOURCE: Acquia


May 12, 2011 08:30 ET

Acquia Speaks on the Future of Open Source in the Cloud at 2011 Open Source Business Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) - Open Source Business Conference --Acquia, the world's leading provider of commercial open source social publishing solutions for Drupal, today announced that CEO Tom Erickson will speak at the Open Source Business Conference 2011 (OSBC) as part of the panel about the Future of Open Source in the Cloud.

The Future of Open Source (in the Cloud)
Michael Skok, General Partner at North Bridge Venture Partners, will lead this discussion with four other open source leaders by presenting the findings of its annual "Future of Open Source" Survey now in its 5th year. Conducted in partnership with North Bridge Venture Partners and The 451 Group, the 2011 survey involved more than 20 industry collaborators and polled a wide variety of members of the open source community on the important issues, opportunities and expectations of the industry for 2011 and beyond.

These findings will be a catalyst to this discussion around the intersection of open source and cloud, open source tipping point; disruptive business models; and many other critical issues affecting open source growth and transformation.

Who & What:
As a member of the panel, Acquia's CEO Tom Erickson will provide insights around disrupting the SAAS market and new open SAAS business models that will now allow website builders to create sites without boundaries.

Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco, CA

Monday, May 16, 2011, 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Open Source Business Conference
The Computerworld Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) is the premier forum for business and technology leaders looking for an insightful discussion of how open source technology is changing the way we do business today. As the IT industry's only forum for discussing how to reap profits from using open source software, OSBC brings together a vibrant group of the industry's top practitioners, venture capitalists, lawyers and thought leaders for two days of in-depth presentations and lively discussions and panels. To get more information, visit the site at:

About Acquia - Enterprise Guide to Drupal
Acquia helps organizations of all sizes build social publishing websites quickly, easily and with a lower total cost of ownership by leveraging Drupal, the open source social publishing platform that blends content and community. With more than 700 customers and Drupal powering 2% of the world's websites, Acquia's products, services and support enable companies to leverage the power, technical innovation and economic value of Drupal while simplifying the experience, removing the complexity and minimizing the risk. Please visit:

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