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Being a Good Corporate Citizen in Open Source

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Being a Good Corporate Citizen in Open Source

  1. 1. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn OSS Collaboration and Companies: Finding the Right Balance OpenUK Future Leaders’ Training 2020 Dr. Dawn M. Foster Director of OSS Community Strategy Open Source at VMware @vmwopensource
  2. 2. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn 2 whoami • Geek, traveler, reader • 20+ year tech career focused on community & open source 
 (Intel, Puppet, Scale Factory, …) • PhD from the University of Greenwich focus on Linux kernel collaboration • OpenUK Board, CHAOSS Governing Board and Maintainer, Bitergia Advisory Board Photos by Mom, Josh Bancroft, Don Park
  3. 3. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Collaboration in OSS Projects: individuals, companies, and communities
  4. 4. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Contributions Leadership 4 Individuals
  5. 5. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Employees Contribute Recruiting Resources 5 Companies Image by The Linux Foundation CC BY
  6. 6. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Community = People Small World 6 Communities
  7. 7. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Contribution Strategy and Plans
  8. 8. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Align with business goals Execs understand importance Employees see their impact Image by Nick Youngston, Alpha Stock Images CC BY-SA 8 Contribution Strategy and Plans
  9. 9. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Already Use Existing Contributions Image by Colleen Simon for CC BY-SA 9 Which Open Source Projects?
  10. 10. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Grow vs. Hire Funding for Membership 10 Resources Required
  11. 11. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Guidelines / Processes OSS Program Office Image by Nick Youngston, Alpha Stock Images CC BY-SA 11 Resources Required
  12. 12. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Criteria for Success Data Required (CHAOSS) 12 Measure Success
  13. 13. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Making Contributions as a Good Corporate Citizen
  14. 14. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Join Read the Docs Lurk & Understand Start Small Image by Filip Maljković CC BY-SA 14 Getting Started
  15. 15. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Avoid Getting Defensive May Need to Iterate 15 Learn from Feedback
  16. 16. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Paperwork Submit Reviews and Feedback Resubmit Merge 16 Steps Toward Making a Contribution Image by Paul McCoubrie CC BY-ND 2.0
  17. 17. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Discuss Changes Early and Often Lack of Control Image by The Linux Foundation CC BY 17 Work with the Community
  18. 18. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Attend Events Get to Know People Image by The Linux Foundation CC BY 18 Relationships
  19. 19. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Reduces Your Overhead Benefits the Community Right Thing to Do 19 Upstream your Patches
  20. 20. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Small Contributions vs. Large Contributions 20 Maintenance Expectations
  21. 21. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn No Dumping Maintenance Community Image by C. Watts CC BY 21 Open Sourcing Your Software
  22. 22. @geekygirldawn©2020 VMware, Inc. Linux Foundation’s TODO Group GitHub resources 22 Resources Photo by Abhi Sharma - CC BY 2.0
  23. 23. @geekygirldawn©2020 VMware, Inc. Dr. Dawn M. Foster Open Source at VMware @vmwopensource 23 Thank You!