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Fame and Fortune from Open Source

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Why get involved in open source development, how to get started, and what to expect.

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Fame and Fortune from Open Source

  1. 1. Fame Fortune from Open Source Robert Coup robert.coup@koordinates.com http://rob.coup.net.nz/
  2. 2. Run-down • Who am I? • What is Open Source? Who uses it? • Why get involved? • How to get started? • How do the projects work? • Fame fortune
  3. 3. Rob • Founder CTO of Koordinates • making geospatial data more accessible • One Track Mind • Navman • UoA business school • BE (Computer Systems) BCom (Operations Mgmt)
  4. 4. Rob • Been involved as an OSS user for 8 years • Contributing significantly for the past two years • Mainly: Dojo, Django, Geospatial apps • Google Summer of Code organiser
  5. 5. What is Open Source? • a community of people collaborating to create software

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