Your company is going to release an internal project as open source. Are you ready for your new responsibilities? You could just throw the code up on a forge (like GitHub, GitLab), but it’s unlikely to receive attention or provide much benefit to the company. Open sourcing an internal project requires a lot of thought & work.
Releasing a project as open source requires changes to the development/build/release workflow. This is not about the code per se; it’s about the processes & infrastructure that surround the code & that make the project successful.
This talk will introduce what you need to know & to expect before you release your internal project, including:
VM (ak Vicky) spent most of her 20 years in the tech industry leading software development departments and teams, and providing technical management and leadership consulting for small and medium businesses. Now she leverages nearly 30 years of free and open source software experience and a strong business background to advise companies about free/open source, technology, community, business, and the intersections between them.
Vicky is the proud winner of the Perl White Camel Award (2014) and the O’Reilly Open Source Award (2016). She’s a moderator and author for opensource.com and a frequent and popular speaker at free/open source conferences and events. She frequently blog about free/open source, business, and technical management at http://anonymoushash.vmbrasseur.com.
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