Open Source Founders Summit 2024
May 27-28
Paris France

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Alexis Richardson



I want open source entrepreneurs to learn in the open, from each other. We should be able to openly share where we came from, what is next, and what is the main playbook for building an OSS company.

Alexis is the founder and CEO of Weaveworks, and the former chairman of the TOC for CNCF. Previously he was at Pivotal, as head of products for Spring, RabbitMQ, Redis, Apache Tomcat and vFabric.

Alexis was responsible for resetting the product direction of Spring and transitioning the vFabric business from VMware. Alexis co-founded RabbitMQ, and was the CEO of the Rabbit company acquired by VMware in 2010. Rumours persist that he co-founded several other companies including Cohesive Networks, after a career as a prop trader in fixed income derivatives, and a misspent youth studying and teaching mathematical logic.


Tuesday, 28 May 2024

10:00 - 10:20

What Went Wrong at Weaveworks? (talk)

The CEO and founder of Weaveworks as well as of RabbitMQ takes a hard look at what went wrong at Weaveworks.

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