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Podcast interview with whurley (William Hurley), Chief Architect, Open Source Strategy at BMC Software, Inc.

 

 

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Bringing open source and commercial software models together may seem impossible at first glance, but whurley (William Hurley) understands the symbiosis. The future of systems management, he says, can be summed up in two words: eliminate complexity. And, the principles behind business service management (BSM) are key to eliminating complexity in the IT infrastructure and aligning IT with the business.

Whurley is responsible for creating BMC's open source agenda and overseeing the company's participation in various free, and open source software communities to advance the adoption and integration of BSM solutions. When you get right down to it, he says, open source has yet to fulfill on a lot of the promises that it has made, and he explains why. "Doing open source right" is what excites him most. Listen in, and find out more.

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Whurley (William Hurley) is the chief architect of Open Source Strategy at BMC Software, Inc. Famous simply as "whurley," he is responsible for creating BMC's open source agenda and overseeing the company's participation in various free, and open source software communities to advance the adoption and integration of BSM solutions. A technology visionary and holder of 11 important patents, whurley brings 16 years of experience in developing groundbreaking technology. He is the chairman of the Open Management Consortium, a non-profit organization advancing the adoption, development, and integration of open source systems management.  Named as an IBM Master Inventor, whurley has received numerous awards including an IBM Pervasive Computing Award and Apple Computer Design Award.