Saturday, July 13, 2013

Open Source Summit - Managing Open Source Communities & Converting Closed Communities to Open

On June 25 and 26, NYU hosted an Open Source Summit in Washington, D.C. The Open Forum Foundation organized more than 11 government agencies for a two-day symposium on open source communities, how to convert closed communities into open communities (day one), and then a discussion on creating new communities (day two).

Here is the organizer's statement:
This year's Open Source Summit will explain how to build, engage with, and maintain open source communities -- and when we say open source, we don't just mean software, we also mean hardware and data.
If you are a federal civil servant that needs to build or engage with an open source community, you should plan on attending.
Be warned however: this is not your average event! The multi-agency planning team is tasked with ensuring that the event provides substantive benefit to federal agency personnel, and the format is uniquely designed to deliver not just abstract content from subject matter experts (of course we have those), but also the opportunity to see this knowledge applied to a specific case study, and then to learn how to apply it to your specific situation.

In addition, we will collate the results of the discussions during the event and make them available afterwards so that others may learn from the shared experiences and wisdom of their peers.
So far NYU has posted the sessions from the first day - if they add the second day, I will share them.

Open Source Summit
Part One: Open Source Communities - How they work. How to engage with them. How to manage them

NYU Washington, DC
June 25-26, 2013

The 2013 Open Source Summit features professionals explaining how to build, engage with, and maintain open source communities -- not only with software, but with hardware and data as well.

Open Source Summit
Part Two: Converting Closed Communities to Open

If you have a pre-existing development community and you are open sourcing the project, how do you manage this complexity?
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