Call for Panel Discussions - IndiaFOSS 2024

:studio_microphone: Have an idea for a panel discussion for IndiaFOSS 2024?

If you have a compelling topic in mind and are interested in hosting a panel, we invite you to propose your idea. Once approved, you can start reaching out to potential panelists and shape a discussion that could be the highlight of the event!

To propose a panel discussion, reply to this thread with the following details:

  1. Title of the panel
  2. Objective
  3. Brief Description and Key Discussion Points
  4. Format (Q&A, a debate, or a roundtable discussion)

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  1. Title: Understanding Commercial Open Source Software

  2. Objective: To get founders of commercial open source software (venture-backed and bootstrapped) to share about their journeys and choices made while building their companies

  3. Brief Description and Key Discussion Points:

I am coming from the background here that not many founders/devs understand COSS well, and it might be good to talk more about it during IndiaF(reedom)OSS as a possible path for OSS enthusiasts. I expect some pushback from the audience - but a little spice is mostly nice.

  • Can open source and commercial software co-exist?
  • What are the best ways to commercialise - hosting/open-core/support - and what has worked/not worked for you?
  • What help has the open source journey provided to you as a product? Contributions? Distribution? Trust? Brand? Flexibility?
  • Do VCs like the open source route? Or does it deter VCs from investing? Is the answer different for Domestic vs Foreign VCs?
  • Why did you choose your specific license - permissive/non-permissive?
  • Why have so many companies rolled back on their permissive licenses recently and do you foresee this happening for your projects?
  • In hindsight, would you reverse your choice of being open source?
  • Should all kinds of tools and projects consider taking the open source route even while building a commercial venture?
  1. Format (Q&A, a debate, or a roundtable discussion)

Panel + Q&A - panelists of venture-backed (example Hasura, Appsmith, Signoz etc) and bootstrapped (Frappe, Bruno etc) founders

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  1. Title of the Panel: Harnessing Knowledge Graphs for Enhanced AI Accuracy and Reasoning

  2. Objective: To explore the transformative potential of integrating knowledge graphs with large language models (LLMs) to improve factual accuracy, reasoning capabilities, and handling of complex information in AI applications.

  3. Brief Description and Key Discussion Points: In the realm of artificial intelligence, achieving high levels of factual accuracy and reasoning remains a significant challenge. Traditional large language models (LLMs) often fall short in these areas, limiting their effectiveness in real-world applications. This panel discussion will delve into how knowledge graphs can bridge these gaps, specifically through techniques like GraphRAG.

  4. Key discussion points will include:

  • The current limitations of LLMs in terms of factual accuracy and reasoning.
  • An introduction to knowledge graphs and their integration with LLMs.
  • The concept and advantages of GraphRAG (Retrieval-Augmented Generation using Graphs).
  • Challenges and best practices in implementing knowledge graphs with LLMs.
  • Future directions and innovations in the field.
  1. Format: Q&A/Roundtable Discussion
  1. Title of the panel:
    Do open source and DPGs need each other?

  2. Objective:
    To understand how people in the two communities understand these terms, to what extent are the goals of the two additive, and how/when, if at all, are the goals of open source and DPGs incompatible?

  3. Brief Description and Key Discussion Points:

  • Defining DPGs and identifying projects that qualify as successful open source projects and DPGs.
  • The need for DPGs as a category of projects, distinct from open source
  • Are DPGs and open source interchangeable?
  • When, if at all, is the use of one to describe the other misleading/ harmful? What is the harm?
  • Way forward for the two communities to productively engage with each other.
  1. Format:
    A moderated public panel discussion