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Monday, October 13
 

11:15am

Non-Coders Wanted: How to Get and Keep Non-technical Volunteers - Deb Nicholson, OIN
Many distributions and projects sorely need writers for documentation, press releases and blogging or experts on outreach, fundraising and volunteer management or a friendly pack of translators, but aren't sure how to get them. Tweaking your volunteer pitch, looking in different places, being open to different communications channels, and finding ways to appreciate folks will help immensely.

Once you've got them, letting your new non-coding contributors get on with what they're good at will help them feel invested. In this talk, I'll discuss how to set parameters for non-coding tasks so that everyone is happy. Want more visibility, a better user experience, nicer materials or more well-organized events for your distro? Start bringing in folks with the skills and enthusiasm to make it happen!  

Speakers
avatar for Deb Nicholson

Deb Nicholson

Director of Community Outreach, Open Invention Network
Deb Nicholson is a free software policy expert and a passionate community advocate. She is the Community Outreach Director for the Open Invention Network, the world's largest patent non-aggression community which serves Linux, GNU, Android and other key FOSS projects. She’s won... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
Room 8

12:15pm

Technical Feasability Study: is Linux Ready for Medical Devices - Florian Mösch, Dräger Medical GmbH
The real-time performance of the embedded software systems remains one of the most important technical requirements for the operating system of the computing platform that medical devices are build upon. But other demands like networking and graphics capabilities are getting more and more important for users who take it for given that they can pinch-zoom and swipe animated user interfaces on their always on-line interconnected devices.
Dräger performed a feasibility study that compares Linux and two commercial real-time operating systems as a platform for their next generation of medical devices. Florian Mösch will present the results of their study with a focus on the real-time scheduling and graphics capabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Florian Mösch

Florian Mösch

Senior Software Engineer, Dräger


Monday October 13, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Room 8

2:30pm

Tux On Top: Open Source at the Top of the Rack - John W. Linville, Red Hat
Enterprise packet switching hardware has continued to be a hold-out against open source in the data center. The reasons for this include many of the same, tired, old arguments used in earlier fights around open source. But, at least part of the issue has been that such devices have traditionally included an under-powered CPU complex where modern Linux was just not practical anyway.

For a variety of reasons, designs are appearing that couple modern packet switching hardware with CPUs comparable to those used in contemporary server machines. Couple that with efforts like the Open Compute Networking Project, and the possibilities for open source networking infrastructure in the datacenter starts to look like a real possibility.

How would such a box look? What would we do with it? What should we do to get it? These are the questions this talk intends to address.

Speakers
avatar for John W. Linville

John W. Linville

Kernel Engineer, Red Hat
As the former Linux kernel maintainer for wireless LANs, John presided over the transition of that subsystem from "constant heartache" to "mostly just works" status. More recently, John's technical pursuits have included SDN and NFV topics. Employed at Red Hat for over a decade, John... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 8

3:30pm

Full System Rollback using btrfs and Snapper - Matthias G. Eckermann, SUSE
Always have a "well known state" where you can go back - this helps to minimize risk for the administrator as well as the owner of a line of business depending on the running systems. With btrfs we have now reached the point, where not only the "well known state" is implemented ("Snapshot"), but also the "go back" works: "roll back". Attendees will learn about the ingredients to achieve this: btrfs, snapper, grub2 bootloader integration, how this can be used, and where we can head to on this bases. Beyond this, snapshotting with btrfs will be compared to other ways of snapshotting in Linux. The presentation includes live demonstrations of the technology.

Speakers
ME

Matthias Eckermann

Director Product Management, SUSE
Matthias is member of the Product Management team of SUSE. There he is responsible for specification and delivery of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and related products. Before joining the Product Management team he worked as consultant and senior architect for SUSE on complex and strategic... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 01

4:30pm

Stealing Chromium: Embedding HTML5 With the Servo Browser Engine - Lars Bergstrom, Mozilla & Mike Blumenkrantz, Samsung
In today's fast-paced development world, HTML5 is an emerging technology which allows for rapid, agile development with a high degree of portability. Many platforms, including Android, are incorporating HTML5 runtimes, which are essentially browser engines, as an alternative to native development. Currently, anyone wishing to embed HTML5 into their application has a very limited number of choices for a browser engine: the Apple-managed Webkit and the Google-managed Blink are the only options. There is a project which aims to create another viable option. Having begun several years ago, the Open Source Servo browser engine is written in the Rust language and is a joint research project with both Mozilla and Samsung invested. This presentation will give some background on Rust, the reasons behind Servo and its architecture, and how to use it as your HTML5 embedding engine.

Speakers
avatar for Lars Bergstrom

Lars Bergstrom

Researcher, Mozilla
Lars Bergstrom is a Researcher at Mozilla. He works on the Servo web browser engine and obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Chicago. He has presented at research conferences (ICFP, IFL, USENIX-Windows) and has lectured both introductory and advanced systems... Read More →
avatar for Mike Blumenkrantz

Mike Blumenkrantz

Senior Engineer, Samsung R&D USA
Mike Blumenkrantz is a Senior Engineer at Samsung R&D America. He is the maintainer of the Enlightenment desktop as well as a contributor to the Servo browser engine. He has presented at several LinuxCons.


Monday October 13, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Room 112
 
Tuesday, October 14
 

9:35am

The Service Enabling Wireless Network - Anthony C. K. Soong, Chief Scientist for Wireless Research and Standards at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd,
There is now no dispute that the wide spread acceptance of the smart phones in the last few
years is currently transforming the mobile communication networks. One aspect is related to the 
movement of data to the cloud so that it can be accessed from anywhere with a variety of devices. This fundamentally redefines the endpoints and time frame for which network services are provisioned.

This talk will discuss two technology trends that will become paramount in the future of mobile 
communication systems: Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking 
(SDN). Together they arguably represent the biggest advancement in the mobile communication 
network architecture in the last 20 years, and are fundamentally changing how network services are 
provided. It is the key enabler that will allow the network to be more nimble, flexible and scalable. It 
gives a unique opportunity to re-architect the mobile network to efficiently offer the services in the 
future.

The industry has already moved strongly in this direction; the creation of OPNFV in September of 
2014 is a significant step from the industry in terms of commercialization of these technologies, they will 
increase the rate of innovation, equip the industry for novel business models, and speed up the 
development of the ecosystem that will enrich our lives.

Speakers
AS

Anthony Soong

Huawei
Anthony C. K. Soong (S’88-M’91-SM’02-F”14) received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alberta. He is currently the Chief Scientist for Wireless Research and Standards at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, in the US. His research group... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 9:35am - 9:55am
Room 1

12:15pm

Lies, Damned Lies, and Remotely Hosted Encrypted Data - Georg Greve, Kolab Systems
Have you ever wondered about security claims made by some services? Ever wanted to understand which claims are real and which outlandish? Providers have started offering server side cryptography for online services over the past year, and many people think this will keep their data safe from prying eyes. But does it? The Kolab Open Source Project has 12 years of experience in building the world's only highly scalable, security focused Open Source collaboration service, used among others by the German Federal Office for IT Security. As the Kolab team leader, Georg will talk about what he has found really works and how to detect false promises.

Speakers
GG

Georg Greve, Kolab Systems

CEO, Kolab Systems
Georg Greve is CEO of Kolab Systems. He earned his stripes as founding president of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), spearheading the antitrust trial in Europe against Microsoft, and as an Open Standards Consultant on the OOXML process with Google. Involved in Open Source... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Room 8

2:30pm

Extending Secure Boot to User Space with Linux Integrity Subsystem - Dmitry Kasatkin, Samsung Electronics
Secure boot allows only signed firmware, boot loader and Linux kernel to run on the device. User space programs starting from 'init' run unverified. Linux integrity subsystem will make it possible to extend secure boot to user-space by signing and verifying executables, data, and file metadata. It allows to protect critical parts of the system and make sure that even root cannot change them. Presentation will cover existing and new functionality of the integrity subsystem and show practical steps how to protect the system using digital signatures.

Speakers
DK

Dmitry Kasatkin

Principal SW Engineer, Huawei
Dmitry Kasatkin has been a Linux user since 1996 and a developer since 2000. His first major open source project was the Affix Bluetooth stack for Linux, which includes kernel space and user space components and was the first Nokia GPL Open Source project. In 2008 Dmitry's focus shifted... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 8

2:30pm

Finding Stupid Vulnerabilities in Binaries - Armijn Hemel, Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions
Contrary to what people want to believe devices running Linux are not safe because they run Linux: there is a ton of very crappy and insecure code available for Linux and unfortunately for us it is being used on production devices. This is especially evident in the consumer electronics industry where companies under enormous time pressure do not pay much attention to security, because security is not a feature the customer asked for. The result is that there are gaping holes in many networked devices that are ready to be exploited. In this talk I want to present some new experimental tooling to help discover the obvious security bugs.

Speakers
AH

Armijn Hemel, Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions

Owner, Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions
Armijn Hemel, MSc, is the owner of Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions and specializes in open source compliance and supply chain processes.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 01

2:30pm

GitHub + F/OSS => 1 Million SPDX - Nuno Brito, TripleCheck
SPDX is an open format for describing software licenses, contents and ownership. It is a simple text document with great benefits for software governance. But have you ever seen one? Despite being an open standard, there aren't many available to public. Using only Linux, GitHub and F/OSS tools, Nuno and Ben were fuelled to prove that SPDX is also applicable to everyday projects. As result, the first large-scale SPDX Internet archive came to exist. Join this presentation to learn how over 1 million SPDX documents were created using open data in large-scale repositories and how easy it is to create one. From now forward you'll be able to express the licenses in your code automatically and create licensing transparency by yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Nuno Brito

Nuno Brito

Managing director, TripleCheck
Nuno Brito is the managing director of TripleCheck, a company focused on licensing quality. Previously, was the coordinator for copyright and software licensing at the European Space Agency. He brings over a decade of contributions to open source and enterprise software.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 02

3:30pm

Software Patent Litigation: What Have We Learned? - Deb Nicholson, Open Invention Network
The huge increase in software patent litigation over the last 15 years has produced reams of articles, cost fortunes and even snagged the US President's attention. But when something goes on for long enough, it also produces data -- lots of data. So what have we learned?

Non-practicing entities are growing and litigation costs increase each year, but that's hardly the whole story. Ms. Nicholson will examine data from academic and industrial sources to see what it all means for Linux, Android GNU and the rest of the free and open source community. While some solutions are already working, more data brings more opportunities to impact the patent field in way that lets developers worry less about patent suits.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Nicholson

Deb Nicholson

Director of Community Outreach, Open Invention Network
Deb Nicholson is a free software policy expert and a passionate community advocate. She is the Community Outreach Director for the Open Invention Network, the world's largest patent non-aggression community which serves Linux, GNU, Android and other key FOSS projects. She’s won... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 01

4:30pm

OSLiC & OSCAd – Free License Advice for All - Kristian Schuhmacher, Amadeus IT Group
It's not always easy to comply with open source licenses. All those licenses with different requirements – plus don't forget all the possible use cases you have! That's why we bring you the new and improved versions of OSLiC and OSCAd 2.0 (aka “Open Source License Compendium” and “Open Source Compliance Advisor”).

To support your legal team, OSLiC now contains 300 pages of detailed license information for many of the OSI approved licenses. However, for those who hate all the legal stuff and just want a quick and understandable answer, there is OSCAd 2.0. This easy-to-use interactive website is packed with loads of new features – more licenses, more languages, and a fully customisable GUI (plus don't forget the JSON API). All you have to do is answer five simple questions.
These projects are part of a collaboration between the Amadeus IT Group and the Deutsche Telekom.

Speakers
avatar for Kristian Schuhmacher

Kristian Schuhmacher

System Analyst, Amadeus IT Group
Kristian is currently working for the Amadeus IT Group at their office in Bad Homburg, Germany. He graduated with honours from Aberystwyth University, Wales, having read Computer Science with German. Kristian is now one of the leading members of the Amadeus Open Source Review Board... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Room 14

4:30pm

Chrome OS Internals - Josh Triplett, Intel
Chrome OS is rapidly becoming one of the broadest deployments of desktop Linux. In many ways, it's very much like a standard Linux distribution; however, Chrome also integrates several unique or unusual technologies that make it far more alien and unfamiliar.

In this talk, Josh Triplett will provide a tour of the internals of Chrome OS, including its boot process, Open Source firmware, kernel, browser, app/extension ecosystem, Gentoo-based build system, how to build and develop your own Chrome OS images, and how to contribute changes upstream.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Triplett

Josh Triplett

Principal Engineer, Intel
Josh Triplett hacks on system software, including Rust, the Linux kernel, BITS, X, Git, Sparse, Debian, Chrome OS, and firmware. Josh enjoys using software for unconventional purposes, such as running Python in GRUB2 to test BIOS (https://biosbits.org). Josh has previously presented... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Room 2

4:30pm

Raspberry Pi Hacks and Projects - Ruth Suehle and Tom Callaway, Red Hat
Raspberry Pi Hacks and Projects (Ruth Suehle, Red Hat) - Though designed to teach basic hardware and programming skills, the Raspberry Pi has become the tiny computer of choice for many makers, allowing those with varied Linux and hardware experience to have a fully functional computer the size of a credit card powering their ideas. Suehle will show some of the best tricks for using the Pi, like adding a power switch, finding display options besides a an ordinary monitor, and options for waterproofing your Pi projects. Then she'll show some of the best projects she and others have built, from gaming devices to home automation. She'll also have a few projects for you to look at in person, including a multi-relay holiday lights controller and part of a Transformers Soundwave costume she built powered by two Raspberry Pis.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Callaway

Tom Callaway

University Outreach Lead, Red Hat
The Fedora Project is a community of people working together to build a free and open source software platform and to collaborate on and share user-focused solutions built on that platform. Or, in plain English, we make an operating system and we make it easy for you do useful stuff... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Suehle

Ruth Suehle

Senior Community Outreach Manager, Red Hat
Ruth Suehle is Senior Community Outreach Manager in Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards group, which supports upstream open source software communities and their projects. She is co-author of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O’Reilly, December 2013) and previously editor for Red Hat Magazine... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Room 8

4:30pm

Open Source in Storage: Is it Here to Stay? - Nithya Ruff, SanDisk
There was an important article in Forbes late last year asking the question “why has open source not taken over Storage”. The article went on to say that Open Source was more computer science than engineering that was needed to support mission critical storage. I take a deeper look at the transformation that is happening in storage and examine the question of the role of open source in storage. I look at the drivers driving growth and adoption of open source in storage as well as the state of open source supply. Cover OpenStack, Object Storage, and Cloud Storage where Open Source is here to stay and address how the collaboration between commercial companies and open source and the role that consortium has played to create a datacenter ready open source.  

Speakers
avatar for Nithya Ruff

Nithya Ruff

Board Chair, Linux Foundation
Nithya Ruff is a well-known and well-regarded leader in Open Source. As the Head of Comcast’s Open Source Practice, she is responsible for growing Open Source culture inside of Comcast and engagement with external communities. She is a passionate advocate for opening doors to new... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Room 02
 
Wednesday, October 15
 

9:40am

Linux: Where Are We Going - Dirk Hohndel, Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist, Intel and Linus Torvalds, Fellow, The Linux Foundation
Linux creator Linus Torvalds will take the stage with Intel’s Chief Linux and Open Source Technologies Dirk Hohndel to discuss the latest technical advancements in the kernel.

Speakers
DH

Dirk Hohndel

Dirk is Intel's Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist. He has been an active developer and contributor in the Linux space since its earlies days, among other roles, he worked as Chief Technology Officer of SuSE and as Unix Architect at Deutsche Bank. Dirk joined Intel in 2001 andsince... Read More →
LT

Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds created the Linux kernel and oversaw open source development of the widely-used Linux operating system. Torvalds was born on December 28, 1969 in Helsinki, Finland. Torvalds enrolled at the University of Helsinki in 1988, graduating with a master's degree in computer... Read More →


Wednesday October 15, 2014 9:40am - 10:00am
Room 1

10:00am

Kernel Developer Panel - Grant Likely, Linaro; Borislav Petkov, SUSE; Thomas Gleixner, linutronix GmbH; Julia Lawall, Inria; Frédéric Weisbecker, Red Hat and Jon Corbet, LWN.net (Moderator)
A roundtable discussion about the Linux kernel.

Speakers
TG

Thomas Gleixner

Biography coming soon.
avatar for Julia Lawall

Julia Lawall

Senior Researcher, Inria/LIP6/Sorbonne University
Julia Lawall is a Senior Research Scientist at Inria. Her research is at the intersection of programming languages and operating systems. She develops the tool Coccinelle and has over 2000 patches in the Linux kernel based on this work.
avatar for Grant Likely

Grant Likely

Fellow, Linaro
Grant Likely is a Linux kernel developer and maintainer of the Device Tree subsystem. Grant's first involvement with Linux development was back in 2004 while working on an embedded system. Linux didn't support his platform, so after he got Linux to boot, he posted his changes publicly... Read More →
BP

Borislav Petkov

SUSE
RAS/AMD kernel maintainer working currenly at SUSE Labs. Prior to that at AMDs Operating Systems Research Center doing Linux enablement and hardware debugging work.
FW

Frédéric Weisbecker

Linux Kernel developer working for Red Hat. His involvement and role in the Linux community has evolved over time: he has been working on tracingwith ftrace and perf events subsystems, on timers and dynticks/nohz mode, cputime accounting, and various cleanups such as helping on the... Read More →


Wednesday October 15, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 1

11:15am

Are Trademarks As Important As You Think? - Karen Sandler, Software Freedom Conservancy
Karen will give a brief overview of trademark law and how it impacts free and open source software. She will discuss the ways that trademark management can impact a free software community and provide recommendations for best practices.

Speakers
KS

Karen Sandler

Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy
Karen M. Sandler is Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, the nonprofit home of dozens of essential free software projects. She is known for her advocacy for free and open source software, particularly in relation to the software on medical devices. She was previously... Read More →


Wednesday October 15, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
Room 14

11:15am

Package all the Things, From #ihatepackaging to #packaginglove - Kris Buytaert, Inuits
Automated Software Delivery on Linux,
Continuous Delivery of software on Linux ,

As operations persons we like to have software installed from apt or yum repositories in clean packages.
We want to be able to trace the origin of a file and have smooth upgrade paths.

But distributions make it hard on us, then languages reinvent the wheel, then developers want to ship software in different ways ..

fpm, fpmcookery, omnibus, specfiles to the rescue, or chaos and hairpulls.

This talk will guid you trough the maze of how to deploy software, from different sources in a sane way.
How and when to use different packaging tools that will make your life easier, and how this approach will help you in growing towards a #devops approach

Speakers
avatar for Kris Buytaert

Kris Buytaert

Chief Yak Shaver, Inuits.eu
Kris Buytaert is a long time Linux and Open Source Consultant. He's one of instigators of the devops movement, currently working for Inuits He is frequently speaking at, or organizing different international conferences He spends most of his time working on bridging the gap between... Read More →


Wednesday October 15, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
Room 02

12:15pm

Confessions of a Reluctant Tweeter: Social Media for Open Source Communities - Rikki Endsley, Red Hat
Do you cringe when you see #hashtags? Roll your eyes at "social media gurus"? Social media should save time (not suck it). With a few tricks, your open source project can use social media to communicate with contributors, grow its community, and share news and announcements.

Using well-known open source projects as examples, this talk will show how one account doubled its followers in 3 months, and a new open source project had 435 followers the week it launched. Already love IRC and email lists? Learn how social media can complement your favorite communication methods. Also learn how to determine which social media accounts your project needs, what content to post (and when to post it), who to follow, and how to measure success. Find out how to avoid being the center of an ugly Twitter storm, and how to keep from becoming a spamtastic yawn fest.

Speakers
avatar for Rikki Endsley

Rikki Endsley

Writer, Red Hat
Rikki Endsley is the community manager for opensource.com. In the past, she worked as a community evangelist on the Open Source and Standards team at Red Hat; freelance tech journalist; community manager for the USENIX Association; associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN... Read More →


Wednesday October 15, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Room 01

2:30pm

Empowering Your Corporate OSS Developers - Jono Bacon, XPRIZE; Dawn Foster, PuppetLabs; Leslie Hawthorn, Elasticsearch; Richard Morrell, Red Hat; Moderated by Guy Martin, Samsung
Most companies are consuming open source, but are now also hiring developers to work on open source projects that are the basis of their products. This makes sense, since having input to strategic direction in key projects is critical to innovation and business continuity. However, large organizations still struggle with cultural and procedural barriers to effective collaboration with these community projects. This panel features some of the best-known experts in the open source community discussing how you attract key open source developers to your organization, as well as 'grow' new contributors internally through adjustments to your culture and processes. The panel is moderated by Guy Martin (Senior Open Source Strategist, Samsung), with Jono Bacon (Senior Director of Community, XPRIZE), Dawn Foster (Director of Community, Puppet Labs), Richard Morrell ( Principal Evangelist and Cloud Security honcho at Red Hat) & Leslie Hawthorn (Community Manager, Elasticsearch).

Moderators
GM

guy martin

Guy Martin is a Senior Open Source Strategist at Samsung Research America, where he represents the company to the broader open source community and works with internal Samsung teams to help accelerate their use of and collaboration with open source software. Guy has more than 20 years... Read More →

Speakers
JB

Jono Bacon

Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, and author. Currently he works as Senior Director of Community at the XPRIZE Foundation and was formerly the Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical, optimizing and growing the global Ubuntu community.Bacon is a prominent author and... Read More →
avatar for Dawn M. Foster

Dawn M. Foster

OSS K8s Contributor Lead, Pivotal
Dawn leads the OSS Kubernetes Contribution program at Pivotal in London. She has more than 20 years of experience at companies like Puppet Labs, Intel, Jive Software, and others. She has expertise in community building, open source software, metrics, and more. Dawn is on the Governing... Read More →
LH

Leslie Hawthorn

Director of Developer Relations, Elasticsearch
An internationally known community manager, speaker and author, Leslie Hawthorn has spent the past decade creating, cultivating and enabling open source communities. She created the world’s first initiative to involve pre-university students in open source software development... Read More →
RM

Richard Morrell

Richard Morrell, Principal Evangelist and Cloud Security honcho at Red Hat. 18 year OSS veteran, founder of SmoothWall the Linux firewall technology way back when, former Linuxcare, VA Linux, Zimbra staffer, podcaster and columnist for various portals. Bath UK based, married with... Read More →


Wednesday October 15, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 01

3:30pm

How to Run a Collaborative Project - Lars Kurth, Citrix
Collaborative development is at the core of successful open source projects. Yet to be successful in today's competitive open source world, it is increasingly important to master many different disciplines and to develop an edge.

In this talk we will cover a wide range of topics relevant to developers and members of open source communities who want to increase participation in their projects. Topics range from growing your developer base (e.g. by participation in GSoC, OPW and similar programs), rewarding participation, projecting momentum in the media and press, coercing large companies into contributing more and in different ways to your project, running community initiatives successfully and measuring success.

We will use real-life examples and share tools and mental models (e.g. open source flywheel and funnels) that help you make the right decisions for your project.

Speakers
avatar for Lars Kurth

Lars Kurth

Director Open Source / Project Chairperson The Xen Project , Citrix Systems UK Ltd.
Lars Kurth is a highly effective, passionate community manager with strong experience of working with open source communities (Symbian, Symbian DevCo, Eclipse, GNU) and currently is the community manager for the Xen Project. Lars has 12 years of experience building and leading engineering... Read More →


Wednesday October 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 16

3:30pm

Open Source: A Job and an Adventure - Dawn Foster, Puppet Labs
Do you love open source and want to make enough money to pay the bills? Dawn made an accidental career out of open source over 13 years ago, and it changed her life. It has given her an opportunity to work with amazing people and travel the world while doing work that is more fun than any job should be.

This session will start with why you might want to make a career out of open source. The bulk of it will explore the many ways to get open source to pay your bills. Even if you have already have one of these jobs, this talk will provide options for additional career paths and tips for what to do improve your chances of getting that next gig and how to avoid sabotaging your career. Dawn will share her stories about how she ended up here along with some of her time management tips to avoid letting this work take over your entire life (unless you want it to)!

Speakers
avatar for Dawn M. Foster

Dawn M. Foster

OSS K8s Contributor Lead, Pivotal
Dawn leads the OSS Kubernetes Contribution program at Pivotal in London. She has more than 20 years of experience at companies like Puppet Labs, Intel, Jive Software, and others. She has expertise in community building, open source software, metrics, and more. Dawn is on the Governing... Read More →


Wednesday October 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 01

4:30pm

Linux Kernel Tinification - Josh Triplett, Intel
Cell phones and routers hardly qualify as "embedded" anymore; new embedded systems (or the new Things we will have an Internet Of) push for ever smaller storage and memory requirements. Most people building systems that small assume that Linux will not work for them, and that they have to use a dedicated embedded OS or custom code from scratch.

This talk will show just how small Linux can get while remaining functional, what it'll take to push Linux an order of magnitude smaller in the future, and how kernel and systems developers can avoid regressions in memory or storage requirements.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Triplett

Josh Triplett

Principal Engineer, Intel
Josh Triplett hacks on system software, including Rust, the Linux kernel, BITS, X, Git, Sparse, Debian, Chrome OS, and firmware. Josh enjoys using software for unconventional purposes, such as running Python in GRUB2 to test BIOS (https://biosbits.org). Josh has previously presented... Read More →


Wednesday October 15, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Room 2

4:30pm

Playing Nice With Patents: Navigating The Legal Landscape For Collaborative Development - Justin Colannino, Till Jaeger, JBB Rechtsanwaelte, Catherina Maracke, Keio University
Growing commercial competition between technology companies has created a new focus on obtaining and enforcing patent portfolios. In this environment, the community must understand the interplay of the patent system with free and open source software development. In particular, we should examine patent licensing mechanisms underlying community development to identify those that encourage collaboration instead of litigation. Looking ahead, project maintainers must find the right legal mechanisms to ensure continued community participation and stability. In this session, community lawyers Catharina Maracke, Till Jaeger, and Justin Colannino will walk participants through several patent licensing schemes currently in use by free and open source software projects, and will discuss improvements and modifications to further protect the community.

Speakers
JC

Justin C. Colannino

Justin C. Colannino is a lawyer focusing on free and open source software law, patent law, and patent litigation. He currently serves as a law clerk to a U.S. federal judge. As Counsel at the Software Freedom Law Center (2010-2012), he advised free and open source software projects... Read More →
TJ

Till Jaeger

Till Jaeger has been a partner at JBB Rechtsanwaelte since 2001. He is a Certified Copyright and Media Law Attorney and advises large and medium-sized IT businesses as well as government authorities and software developers on matters involving contracts, licensing and online use... Read More →
avatar for Catharina Maracke

Catharina Maracke

Associate Professor, Keio University
Dr. Catharina Maracke is an associate professor at the Graduate School for Media and Governance, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, at Keio University. Her current work and interests include intellectual property law and policy, standardization efforts for public licensing schemes, and the general... Read More →


Wednesday October 15, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Room 16