juggyannif02.jpg I just back in my Home Office from a two days trip to Paris.I went to the second birthday of ParisJUG. Thanks and bravo to Antonio and all the ParisJUG team for the organization! It was a special event about the Open-Source revolution.
All French JUG leaders are came specially for this event. Orianne and Jerome Petit, the Poitou-Charentes JUG leaders, announced that we would organize an event in September: The Beach JUG (aka Le JUG de la Plage!) ;-) The event will take place in La Rochelle on the French west coast. This will be an opportunity for me to talk about Model Driven. If you are interested to come and talk, ping me, I will redirect.


The evening starting by an excellent Keynote presented by Sacha Labourey. He shares with us his experience as Open-Source committer on JBoss, then CTO and co-GM of the RedHat / JBoss company. And he detailed some best practices for creating an Open-Source and succeed in life (in Open-Source world ;)) I liked this phrase: "We are free and we don't suck ! "
Then there is a surprise, a mystery guest, the buzz turned the whole day on Twitter, tracks from Clara Morgane to Nicolas Sarkozy:

And finally, it's Marc Fleury, the JBoss Founder who became!
I had the honor to discuss with Marc around a glass of French wine! Marc has a really cool life, since it sold JBoss. He came back to Europe, in Madrid and spend full time with his children and used his free time to study Economy... a huge topic to me...
400people.jpg eclipse_built on_neg_logo_fc_xsm.aiJust after the Keynote, Etienne Juliot presented a quickie before almost 400 people. It explain how Obeo joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Strategic Member and how to build a viable Business Model based on the Eclipse ecosystem.

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I remember two messages: "Do it!" and "Professional Open-Source is not a Bisounours World", which reaches the Sacha opinion. Indeed, Etienne told us that it is very difficult to monetize open source technologies in order to build a solid software company. He explained how Obeo has managed to build a clear strategy and build a solid business model.


The evening then continued with a third half-time with almost 120 people, the moment to talk with many good Open-Source Guys!