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Monday, November 5

1:20pm CET

Open Source Community Metrics: Tips and Techniques for Measuring Participation - Dawn Foster, Puppet Labs

Do you know what people are really doing in your open source project? Having good community data and metrics for your open source project is a great way to understand what works and what needs improvement over time, and metrics can also be a nice way to highlight contributions from key project members. This session will focus on tips and techniques for collecting and analyzing metrics from tools commonly used by open source projects. It's like people watching, but with data.
The best thing about open source projects is that you have all of your community data in the public at your fingertips. You just need to know how to gather the data about your open source community so that you can hack it all together to get something interesting that you can really use. This session will be useful for anyone wanting to learn more about the communities they manage or participate in.

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Dawn Foster

Director of Open Source Community Strategy, VMware
Dawn is the Director of Open Source Community Strategy at VMware within the Open Source Program Office. She has 20+ years of experience at companies like Intel and Puppet with expertise in community building, strategy, open source software, metrics, and more. She is passionate about... Read More →

Monday November 5, 2012 1:20pm - 2:05pm CET
Rossini I
Tuesday, November 6

2:15pm CET

Coding For Fun: Silly Projects Keep You Sane! - John W. Linville, Red Hat

When I was a kid, the computer was my favorite toy.  I would spend hours of time coding just for the fun of it.  This love of computers led to a career in software development, which has been greatly rewarding!  But, once anything becomes a job it is difficult to stay in love with it -- even when your job is open source.
So, find a hobby?  Do something else!  That's great, but for me nothing has the same mental reward as a good computer project.  It just sucks to constantly be at the mercy of other people's demands...
My solution has been simple: retro-computing!  I don't just use the computers of my youth, I make them do interesting new things!  It's crazy, of course...but I love it!  Maybe hearing about my experiences could be useful for you to find your way to avoid burnout?  You may not want to dig-out an 8-bit micro for your next project, but maybe a robot, or an arduino, or...


John W. Linville

Red Hat, Inc.
John is the current Linux kernel maintainer for wireless LANs. As a Red Hat employee, he has spent time maintaining both wireless and wired LAN drivers for RHEL and Fedora. Prior to that, John was "the Linux guy" at a small networking software startup. At home John amazes/annoys... Read More →

Tuesday November 6, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm CET
Vivaldi I
Wednesday, November 7

10:40am CET

Taking the Fear Out of Contributing: Open Source Mentoring - Stephen Hemminger, Vyatta

Open source software depends on collaborative effort but many contributions are lost because of the often adversarial process. How can reviewers be turned into mentors?
Do you review lots of patches, or want to contribute to projects like the Linux kernel, then this talk is meant for you. This talk will also help those who have to manage engineers (or manage their manager!)


Stephen Hemminger

Stephen is a kernel and networking engineer at Vyatta. He has worked on projects integrating TCP congestion control, bridging, network emulation and network drivers. Because he has integrated so many networking pieces, he anointed himself Network Plumber. Stephen enjoys speaking at... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2012 10:40am - 11:25am CET
Rossini II

11:35am CET

GPL Compliance Is Easier Than You Think - Bradley Kuhn, Software Freedom Conservancy

Issues of GPL enforcement and compliance have been actively debated this year.  Many misconceptions exist, and have led some in the community to incorrectly believe that compliance is particularly challenging.  This talk dispels the FUD about GPL compliance.  GPL's requirements are straightforward; reasonable engineers can typically quite easily construct a proper complete and corresponding source code release as required by the GPL.  Meanwhile, nearly all users of GPL'd software never engage in distribution of binaries, which means very few of GPL's requirements even apply to their situation.
This talk educates developers, business people, and community leaders alike about the current state of GPL compliance and how simple it really is to address compliance issues.  This talk includes examples of what types of compliance failures are usually considered egregious and aren't.


Bradley M. Kuhn

Software Freedom Conservancy
Bradley M. Kuhn has been the Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy since 2010 and is also on the Free Software Foundation (FSF)'s Board of Directors. Kuhn began his work in the Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) Movement as a volunteer contributor in 1992... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2012 11:35am - 12:10am CET
Rossini II

11:35am CET

7 Open Source Tools for your Devops Stack - Kris Buytaert, Inuits

Everybody talks about devops today ,  breaking down the walls and bridging the gaps between developers and system administrators. 
Technology moves fast, most people are so busy they don't have time to keep up with what's new, or sometimes don't really understand the need for these tools, until they take 5 minutes and listen to somebody using them.
This talk will go over a bunch of unmissable open source system tools tools, some of them didn't even exist 2 years ago, 
(PS. Talk will cover amongst others Logstash, Graphite, fpm, mcollective, vagrant, ...) 


Kris Buytaert

Kris Buytaert is a long time Linux and Open Source Consultant. He's one of instigators of the devops movement, currently working for Inuits Kris is the Co-Author of Virtualization with Xen ,used to be the maintainer of the openMosix HOWTO and author of different technical publications... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2012 11:35am - 12:20am CET
Rossini I