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Many of the principles of Agile development align well with the principles of open source:
The usage of Agile for open source projects introduces consistency, terminology, and a well-defined but light-weight structure.
However, from an open source perspective, the Agile methodologies present some problems. These problems stem from assumptions that Agile makes about the nature of the team and the nature of the stake-holders. These problems include rigid iteration lengths, co-location of team members, commitment levels and scheduling of team members, no notion of community involvement, and the lack of acceptance or hardening phases.
Open Scrum has been developed to provide an Agile methodology that is designed for open source projects. Open Scrum will be presented during this BoF.
Participants are welcome to share their experiences and impressions of development methodologies (Agile or not) used for open source development.