No, I Won't Contribute to Your Open Source Project

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Scheduled: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 4:45 – 5:30pm in B301

Excerpt

The growth of the open community is inspiring. Yet despite this, most projects find it remarkably difficult to get people to contribute. Why?

Description

The growth of the open community is inspiring. Every year more governments mandate the use of open standards. New peer reviewed journals promise free access to publicly funded research. Thousands of companies release new software projects to the open source environment.

Yet despite this, most projects find it remarkably difficult to get people to contribute.

Why?

This session will be a data-driven led discussion aimed toward exposing problems people have with contributing to open source projects and strategies for improving the situation.

Speaking experience

I spoke at OSBridge in 2011 (twice) and at both OSBridge (twice) and OSCON (once) in 2012. You'll be able to find my OSB talks easily enough with the links above and from my profile. The link to my OSCON talk is: http://www.oscon.com/oscon2012/public/schedule/detail/23293

This will be a new talk for 2013.

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