July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR

How your company can become a good open source citizen

Jared Smith (Bluehost)
11:30am–12:10pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
Sponsored E142

In this talk, I’ll discuss concrete steps your company can take to become a good citizen in various open source communities. I’ll also talk about strategies to influence upper management and show them that it’s in their best interest to become more involved with open source. Last but not least, I’ll share some of my experiences with companies I’ve worked for and how I was able to get them to become more involved with free and open source software.

Sponsored by Bluehost

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Jared Smith


Jared Smith is the director of open source outreach at Bluehost. Jared has a long history of involvement with open source communities, most recently as the Fedora Project Leader, and before that as the community relations manager for the Asterisk project. His technical background includes programming, large-scale systems administration, telecommunications, and technical training. He holds a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering from Utah State University.