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Deng Ching talks about OS Commmunities at De La Salle University

Deng Ching talks about OS Commmunities at De La Salle University

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  • 1.
    • Understanding
    • Open Source Communities
    • Deng Ching
    • Senior Software Engineer - G2iX
  • 2.
    • An Open Source
    • community...
  • 3. Guy + Girl
    • Open communication
    • Partnership
    • You don't always get along
    • You will have to deal with jealousy
    • A stronger relationship in the end..
  • 4. Why a community?
    • It's the entity that drives the development of the project.
  • 5. Open Source vs. Closed Source
    • no dictatorship
    • collaboration is a must, organizational structure develops over time
    • quality ity of code (more pairs of eyes review the code)
  • 6. The Apache Software Foundation
    • membership-based, not-for-profit corporation
    • support for open source software projects
    • not just a group of projects but “a community of developers and users”
  • 7. The ASF History...
    • HTTPD Server
      • patch and fix
      • mailing list
    • The Apache Group
    • In 1999, the Apache Software Foundation was born
  • 8.
    • “ Meritocracy in action.”
    The Apache Software Foundation
  • 9. The ASF Structure Development Administrative PMC Members Board Committers Officers Contributors Members Patchers/Buggers Users
  • 10. At the beginning...
    • There were only 21 members
    • .. and 2 “projects”: httpd and Concom
    • All servers and services were donated
  • 11. Today...
    • 258 active members
    • ...and 49 emeritus members
    • 70 TLPs
    • ~30 incubator podlings
    • 2000+ committers (and growing!)‏
  • 12. How It Works...
    • +1, 0 and -1
    • mailing lists
      • dev list
      • users list
    • IRC
    • bug tracker
    • Wiki
  • 13. Perks...
    • better coding style
    • enhanced communication and socializing skills
    • attend conferences for free
    • build connections (more twitter and facebook friends!)
  • 14. On the down-side...
    • roadmap scheduling
    • feedback takes a while (at times)‏
    • not much control over technology used
    • lack of documentation
  • 15.
    • Getting Involved...
  • 16. Where to start?
    • Start with what you already know
    • Read, read, read...
    • Subscribe to the mailing lists
    • Checkout the source code
    • File bugs!
    • Fix it and submit a patch
    • Get involved continuously
  • 17. A Few Tips...
    • don't be intimidated
    • always be respectful and grateful
    • be open-minded
    • don't take things personally
    • take “transparency” to heart
    • make new comers feel welcome
  • 18.
    • Apache Archiva
    • Apache Continuum
    • Apache Maven
    • Redback
    • q4e/Eclipse IAM
    • ASF + Google Summer of Code
  • 19. Resources
    • http://apache.org
    • http://archiva.apache.org
    • http://continuum.apache.org
    • http://maven.apache.org
    • http://redback.codehaus.org
    • http://code.google.com/p/q4e/
    • http://code.google.com/soc/
  • 20.
    • [email_address]
    • [email_address]
    • http://twitter.com/deng_c
  • 21.
    • Thank You...