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Open Source 101

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General overview of open source software development and community, for a talk I gave at Refresh SD on August 9th, 2011.

General overview of open source software development and community, for a talk I gave at Refresh SD on August 9th, 2011.

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    • 1. Open Source 101 Gina Trapani Refresh SD August 9, 2011 http://speakerrate.com/ginatrapani
    • 2. Gina Trapanihttp://ginatrapani.org
    • 3. @ginatrapani https://github.com/
    • 4. http://expertlabs.org
    • 5. http://thinkupapp.com
    • 6. Humans have a fundamentalneed to be consulted, engaged,to exercise their knowledge (andthus power), and no othermedium that came before [theweb] has been able to tap intothat as effectively. -Paul Ford
    • 7. What isOpen Source?PhilosophyMethodologyCulture
    • 8. What isOpen Source?PhilosophyMethodologyCulture
    • 9. Copyleft Philosophy
    • 10. Dual Licensing
    • 11. What isOpen Source?PhilosophyMethodologyCulture
    • 12. Development Methodology
    • 13. What isOpen Source?PhilosophyMethodologyCulture
    • 14. Culture of Collaboration
    • 15. How can non-developers play abigger role in technical opensource projects that in the endare meant to work foreveryone?
    • 16. Make somethingmeaningful in public, andthe right people will join in.
    • 17. What’s theBusiness Model?Hosting & SupportAdvertising/Affiliate programsAdd-onsGrants
    • 18. WhyContribute?Peer EducationCommercial InterestCV AdditionEgo Dividends
    • 19. Mentor Program• Pair up veteran + newcomer• Complete one project in eight weeks• Mentors: 1-3 hours/week• Mentees: 5-10 hours/week• Predefined deliverable• Prizes/recognition for graduates
    • 20. Start with patches, one liners are OK. Update thedocs. And go from there. Be more support guythan developer.-Alexander Atanasov
    • 21. Find who the core contributors in an area are.Talk to them. There is always tons of informationthats just in their heads. No documentation willever match that.-Rachel Blum
    • 22. You dont have to be a coding wizard tocontribute and make a difference. If you canwrite English prose, chances are you canimprove the documentation, which is typicallythe weakest part of any project.Add a question (and answer) you had about theproject to the project FAQ. Project doesnt havean FAQ? Then start it, including your Q&A.-Andy Lester
    • 23. http://producingoss.org
    • 24. Please help me become a better speaker. Rate my talk: http://speakerrate.com/ginatrapani Thanks.