What is Open Source Software and why it's Important for Rules?
JBoss Rules Lead, Red Hat, Inc.
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ABOUT THIS SESSION:
Mark presents an introduction to open source, why it matters, licensing issues, notable projects and history and relates developments as they affect rules and event processing.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s):
Mark Proctor received his B Eng in Engineer Science and Technology and then his M Sc in Business and Information Systems; both from Brunel University, West London. His M Sc thesis was in the field of Genetic Algorithms; which is where he first got his interest for anything AI related. Mark became involved in the Drools expert system project at an early stage and soon became its project lead. Mark then joined JBoss (later acquired by RedHat) as an employee when the Drools project was federated into the JBoss JEMS stack. Having developed a powerful expert system, Mark is now turning his attention to other declarative paradigms in an effort to unify them to allow for richer domain modeling environments.