Dave Neary

Dave Neary
Eclipse Che Community and Ecosystem Manager, Red Hat

Website | @nearyd

Dave Neary is the founder of Neary Consulting, specialising in managing community relations and free software strategy.

As a member of the GNOME community, he is one of the co-ordinating team behind GNOME Mobile. He has been involved in all aspects the organisation of GUADEC since 2005, including a spell as conference chair. He has served three terms as a member of the board of directors of the GNOME Foundation (2005 – 07), and was chairman of the board in 2006, and treasurer in 2007.

Dave worked for the French company Wengo as community development manager with the OpenWengo project (now called QuteCom), where he organised initiatives such as the OpenWengo developers summit and the Free and Open source Telephony Summit.

Dave was a developer and release manager of the GIMP from 1999 until 2006. He founded the Libre Graphics Meeting, a conference which brings together developers and users of free software graphics software ranging from infrastructure like LittleCMS and cairo to applications including the GIMP, Inkscape, Blender and Scribus.


Linux, Mobile
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Dave Neary (Red Hat), Paul Cooper (Intel)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
GNOME Mobile is a collection of community projects which are at the heart of an increasing number of mobile Linux platforms. We will present the genesis of the initiative, the state of the art, and our plans for the project, as we become increasingly relevant to free software mobile developers. Read more.
Business, Linux, People
Location: Ballroom A8
Dave Neary (Red Hat)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Most companies who start working with free software projects have trouble. They run over common stumbling blocks. Questions go unanswered, patches go unreviewed. Why does it take so much time and evergy to be a good citizen? This presentation will outline the problems, and will give some metrics which you can use to evaluate a community's health before marrying them. Read more.
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • SourceForge.net
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • MySpace.com
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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