Lessons Learned from Open Source Development



Two decades worth of lessons learned around open source development.


Want to make a living working on open source? This talks goes over what I have learned in the last two decades while doing open source development. The talk includes the how-to’s and the how-not’s to pull it off.

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    Brian Aker

    Sun Microsystems


    Brian has spent his life working on the details of how to build and scale out systems. He is currently working on a new MicroKernel designed MySQL called Drizzle and is building the plumbing required for a new generation of large scale computer deployment. He also spends time working on Apache Modules, Memcached, and Gearman.

    Unlike most engineers you will never find him in a cubicle, he spends much of his time traveling around the planet enjoying the diversity that is our world. In the past, he has been involved with projects for the Army Engineer Corps, The VirtualHospital, Splunk, MySQL, Slashdot and was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. He calls Seattle his home since that is where his dog Rosalynd is.