Bridges Between Projects:
Collaboration Between Free Software Projects
You Probably Don't Know About




Dave Neary
RMLL 2...
In the beginning...
Hackers love a good fight
Journalists love a good fight
Journalists love a good story
Reality?
Technical co-operation




http://flickr.com/photos/annawiz/216265013/
Non-technical co-operation




            http://flickr.com/photos/conner395/2170153872/
Common problems




          http://flickr.com/photos/vgm8383/2482555985/
Shared values




            http://flickr.com/photos/anjin/2081401315/
Distributions




1993-1998
Federator projects




  1981- present
Inter-project co-operation




     2000- present
Events




+ FOSDEM, LinuxTag, Solutions Linux, OSCon,
           LCA, SCALE, RMLL, ...

            2000 - present
+




2009 - ?
Foundations list
                  at
            freedesktop.org

http://flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/221827536/
Genesis


2005      Merchandising
First meetings


                     OSCon 2005

                     EurOSCon 2005

                     FOSDEM 2006


A...
Members




>50 organisations               ~140 members




             http://flickr.com/photos/cyron/10813776/
Members
                                 (old list – February 2007)

Dojo Toolkit                           Mozilla Founda...
Greatest hits
   Trademarks & licencing (GPL, copyright attribution,
    trademarks, trademarks & copyright interaction)
...
Individuals build bridges
Conversations are the
raw materials
Thank you!
                Questions?




http://flickr.com/photos/khardy/55867082/
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Bridges Between Projects

  1. 1. Bridges Between Projects: Collaboration Between Free Software Projects You Probably Don't Know About Dave Neary RMLL 2008 2 July 2008,
  2. 2. In the beginning...
  3. 3. Hackers love a good fight
  4. 4. Journalists love a good fight
  5. 5. Journalists love a good story
  6. 6. Reality?
  7. 7. Technical co-operation http://flickr.com/photos/annawiz/216265013/
  8. 8. Non-technical co-operation http://flickr.com/photos/conner395/2170153872/
  9. 9. Common problems http://flickr.com/photos/vgm8383/2482555985/
  10. 10. Shared values http://flickr.com/photos/anjin/2081401315/
  11. 11. Distributions 1993-1998
  12. 12. Federator projects 1981- present
  13. 13. Inter-project co-operation 2000- present
  14. 14. Events + FOSDEM, LinuxTag, Solutions Linux, OSCon, LCA, SCALE, RMLL, ... 2000 - present
  15. 15. + 2009 - ?
  16. 16. Foundations list at freedesktop.org http://flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/221827536/
  17. 17. Genesis 2005 Merchandising
  18. 18. First meetings OSCon 2005 EurOSCon 2005 FOSDEM 2006 Average of 3 face to face meetings per year
  19. 19. Members >50 organisations ~140 members http://flickr.com/photos/cyron/10813776/
  20. 20. Members (old list – February 2007) Dojo Toolkit Mozilla Foundation Zope the Perl Foundation the Linux kernel CPAN the Python Software Foundation Subversion Squeak the Apache Foundation Ubuntu Debian SPI Benetech GAIM FreeBSD OSGeo Jabber Foundation The GNOME Foundation PostGres Classpath OpenWengo Wikipedia NLNet Scribus OpenOffice.org Blender Foundation Drupal Eclipse OSAF OSU OSL GNU JSP JXTA Typo3 Creative Commons Darwin Smalltalk Joomla! CLUE Mozdev.org KDE eV Gentoo Fedora Fink
  21. 21. Greatest hits  Trademarks & licencing (GPL, copyright attribution, trademarks, trademarks & copyright interaction)  Employees (should we hire an Executive Director?)  Governance (role of unelected officers, online voting)  Should we create a non-profit?  Money and community (developing a revenue model for our non-profit/how best to do community grants?)  Organisation infrastructure (conferences, bank accounts, donor management software, D&O insurance)
  22. 22. Individuals build bridges
  23. 23. Conversations are the raw materials
  24. 24. Thank you! Questions? http://flickr.com/photos/khardy/55867082/
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