As more and more businesses and people depend on open source software, critical technologies you rely on need to be sustained. Open source projects need a neutral, independent organization to help manage infrastructure and grow communities over the long term.
Jon Galloway outlines what open source software foundations do for projects, the community, and the open source ecosystem as well as the importance of corporations and individuals getting involved.
This session is sponsored by Microsoft.
Jon Galloway is the executive director of the .NET Foundation at Microsoft. He’s coauthor of Wrox Professional ASP.NET MVC, writes samples and tutorials like the MVC Music Store, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and online training events like Microsoft Virtual Academy. Jon’s been doing professional web development since the late 1990s, including high-scale applications in financial, entertainment, and healthcare analytics. He’s part of the Herding Code podcast, tweets as @jongalloway, and blogs. He likes to travel but spends most of his time in San Diego with his amazingly patient wife Rachel, three wonderful daughters, a dozen avocado trees, and the occasional rattlesnake.
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