17–19 October 2016: Conference & Tutorials
19–20 October 2016: Training
London, UK

Schedule: The business of open source: From project to product sessions

10:50–11:30 Monday, 17/10/2016
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Non-technical
Patrick McFadin (DataStax)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Will our project be OSS or proprietary? It's an easy question that can lead to some uncomfortable moments in an organization. Sorting through the reasons for and against OSS can be tedious at best and life changing at worst. Don’t let this moment become something you regret. Patrick McFadin outlines the process and gives you some tools to make it through. Hopefully we’ll save a few friendships. Read more.
11:40–12:20 Monday, 17/10/2016
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Non-technical
Tracy Osborn (Hello Web Books)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
"If you build it, they will come," they say. Not so! Marketing is crucial for anything you build that you want people to find and use. How should you market your app, your open source project, your mobile app, or anything else you build—especially as a time-strapped developer? Tracy Osborn offers marketing tips and recommendations to make sure that what you build is seen and used. Read more.
13:35–14:15 Monday, 17/10/2016
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Non-technical
Karen Sandler (Software Freedom Conservancy)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
There has been a recent increase in global enforcement initiatives around the GPL, the majority of which are coordinated and consistently undertaken. Karen Sandler breaks down what's happening and what you need to know about them. Karen outlines the principles of community-oriented GPL enforcement and explains how they impact enforcement discussions and promote overall compliance. Read more.
14:25–15:05 Monday, 17/10/2016
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Non-technical
VM Brasseur (Juniper Networks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
VM Brasseur looks at community from a business perspective and explores the effect community can have on an organization's bottom line. Although there are communities everywhere, Vicky approaches the topic—communities, their members, and their contributors—from a free and open source perspective. Read more.
16:05–16:45 Monday, 17/10/2016
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Non-technical
Matt Asay (Adobe), kelly stirman (MongoDB)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
From the outside, open source companies try to appear to be Fine Upstanding Open Source Citizens™. However, inside the sausage factory, hard decisions and trade-offs are constantly being made. Matt Asay and Kelly Stirman explain how to build a 21st-century open source business without selling your soul. . .or your software. Read more.
16:55–17:35 Monday, 17/10/2016
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Beginner
Amanda Folson (GitLab)
Just because you’re selling SaaS doesn’t mean you can’t adopt open source principles in your organization. Amanda Folson explores how individuals and companies can open source their documentation, libraries, and ideas for the greater good of the community in a way that doesn’t mean giving it all away for free. Read more.