May

5

CGD TALKS
11:00—12:15 PM
Hilton Washington Embassy Row, Ambassador Room, 2015 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

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

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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