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The BMC Developer Network (BMCDN) is Open - Podcast interview with Fred Johannessen, vice president of technology alliances and whurley (William Hurley), chief architect, open source strategy at BMC Software, Inc.

 

 

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The BMC Developer Network (BMCDN) is a new community launched by BMC Software where partners, customers, and even BMC competitors can comprehensively collaborate on development projects in the systems management space. Fred Johannessen, vice president of technology alliances, and William Hurley (a.k.a. "whurley"), chief architect of open source strategy at BMC, discuss how this new, open development environment goes hand-in-hand with open source. Both whurley and Johannessen agree that the BMCDN is simply an extension of BMC's philosophy, which has historically supported the ecosystem required to make quick technological advances in business service management.

With forums, technical tools, and downloads, BMCDN is intended to be an interactive portal that enables anyone to contribute to development projects related to business service management. And by partnering with BMC Communities for blogs and podcasts, BMCDN is the perfect place to give the users voice and provide a platform for user-driven innovation. The goal is simple: provide one more way to create the best systems management solution in the market.

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whurley (William Hurley) is the chief architect of open source strategy at BMC Software, Inc. Also known 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.

Fred Johannessen is vice president of technology alliances at BMC Software and has been with BMC nearly 10 years, serving in a variety of executive roles.