Ideas to Action:

Independent research for global prosperity

Public Event

Open Source, Open Education and Eco-friendly: Can Sharing Improve Policy?

Monday, May 5, 2008 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

In addition to being founder and Chairman of Sun Microsystems (market cap $14B+), Scott McNealy is a champion of "sharing" as a means to create business opportunity. He is a forceful voice for open standards and open source; has funded Curriki.org, a collaborative education resources project; and recently announced Sun's OpenEco.org to help reduce greenhouse gases. On May 5th, 2008, McNealy was hosted by the Center for Global Development to talk about how ideas of openness and sharing work in business and how they can help improve public policy and international development.  

Ed Scott greeting Scott McNealy

 

Event panelists 

 Scott McNealy

Ellen Miller, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Sunlight Foundation, and David Witzel, Visiting Senior Program Associate, Center for Global Development, served as discussants for this event and Lawrence MacDonald, Director of Communications and Policy, Center for Global Development, moderated.

View McNealy's slide deck (1MB, pdf)

Read event transcript (101K, pdf)

 

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