Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX

A maturity model for embracing open source

Brandon Keepers (GitHub)
1:50pm–2:30pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16A
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)

Every company in the world is becoming a software company, and most of that software is built on open source. Embracing open source software is not a single act but a series of steps with multiple dimensions, varying in complexity, that each require unique knowledge and processes. It’s a miracle that so many companies are participating in open source so successfully. As more of these companies explore how to consume, contribute to, and release their own open source software, the community could benefit from a framework that helps them participate strategically, responsibly, and effectively.

A maturity model is a tool to assess the effectiveness of behaviors, practices, and processes in producing desired outcomes. Brandon Keepers introduces and explores a maturity model for embracing open source that leads an organization toward more organized and mature processes around consuming, contributing to, and releasing open source projects.

This session sponsored by GitHub.

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Brandon Keepers


GitHub has changed the way open source is built, and Brandon Keepers is changing the way GitHub builds open source. An engineer by trade, Brandon believes open source is fundamental to building great products, and great products sustain healthy open source projects. He shares his endeavors on Twitter as @bkeepers and on his blog.