InnerSource applies the best lessons from open source to proprietary engineering and transforms the cultures that use it. Benefits include increased delivery velocity, smoother collaboration between groups, higher-quality development, and documentation that appears without having to resort to threats of removing the soda machine.
Danese Cooper, Cedric Williams, and Silona Bonewald examine the factors that keep software teams from collaborating effectively, explore the model of development used for Apache Software Foundation projects, and talk about ways to bridge the two approaches. Danese, Cedric, and Silona dig into examples from PayPal’s and other companies’ journeys to incorporate more open source development practices and discuss what worked and what didn’t. You’ll learn practical guidelines and business justifications for building InnerSource practices in your organization, as well as some anti-patterns to watch out for.
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Cedric Williams is an InnerSource advocate for PayPal helping to grow the InnerSource Commons community. A technologist, pilot, coach, and advocate for individual freedoms, Cedric aspires to use narrative and technology to make communities powerful.
Danese Cooper is head of open source software at PayPal and runs a successful consultancy to companies that want to pursue open source strategies. Clients have included the SETI Foundation, Harris Corporation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Numenta. Danese has a 25-year history in the software industry and has long been an advocate for transparent development methodologies. She has managed teams at Symantec and Apple and served as chief technical officer for the Wikimedia Foundation, chief open source evangelist for Sun Microsystems, and senior director for open source strategies at Intel. She was previously chairperson of the Node.js Foundation and a board member of the Drupal Association, the Open Source Initiative, and the Open Hardware Association and has advised Mozilla and the Apache Software Foundation, where she has been a member since 2005. She has been known to knit through meetings.
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