The City of Zaragoza, Spain is hosting the second Open Innovation event on 20 November, 2007, in the Roman Theatre (Español). I'm honoured to be one of the presenters in the evening.
This is the second in a series of events designed to provide a learning and networking opportunity for business and technical people involved in businesses and organizations using open source software in Spain. The events bring together people to explore the business models and economic sustainability of free and open source software.
Spain is home to some of the most interesting start-up companies developing businesses with open source that I've seen. Bitrock is delivering huge value to its customers (other open source companies) through its packaging and distribution technology. (And Bitnami stands to set a lot of other organizations on their collective head.) eBox is in a position to change the small business server market. OpenBravo is going to do to the ERP business model what MySQL is doing to databases and Alfresco is doing to content management.
This promises to be an exciting event!
Disclaimer: I'm on the board of eBox.