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Linux Foundation’s invitation-only event unites business and technical experts to collaborate on technical issues, the business of open source, best practices in collaborative development, and how to grow open source communities.

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Friday, February 20 • 10:00am - 10:50am
How Corporations Can Maximize Effectiveness of Developers Contributing to Free Software - Stefano Maffulli, OpenStack

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OpenStack is a project that in a fairly short amount of time has attracted in its ecosystem most of IT giants, becoming one of the largest collaborative software development efforts ever seen. From inside, it is quite visible that few companies are organized to allow collaboration across corporate borders. More often instead, companies have policies that actively prevent collaboration to happen. Despite the fact that free software has become ubiquitous, organizations have learned how to deal with licensing issues and distributed software engineering to some extent, but the day-to-day collaborative development is still troublesome. In this talk we'll explore how collaboration works in OpenStack and how companies contribute to the project, what drives their motivations. There will also be time to see examples of how development teams are setup and general tips for corporations.

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Stefano Maffulli

Community Manager, OpenStack Foundation, OpenStack Foundation
| OpenStack community manager, Stefano built his career around Free Software and open source: from pre-sales engineer and product manager at Italian GNU/Linux distribution MadeInLinux to Italian Chancellor of the Free Software Foundation Europe, where he also created the FSFE Fellowship participation program. Later as community manager of leading mobile open source sync solution Funambol, his efforts boosted downloads and bolstered enterprise... Read More →


Friday February 20, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am
Alexander Valley Ballroom IV

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