The Second Step: HOWTO encourage open source work at for-profits

A session at Open Source Bridge 2010

Tuesday 1st June, 2010

3:45pm to 4:30pm (PST)

You might not even realize what obstacles are blocking your colleagues from efficiently collaborating with FLOSS projects. In this presentation, you'll learn how to take the next step in encouraging employees to contribute to FLOSS, with specific recommendations for fixing these issues.

I'll introduce tools you can use, such as:

  • tuned employee performance criteria and appraisals
  • FLOSS-friendly project management strategies
  • sneaky-yet-sensible PR

I'll mine my experience as lead project manager and personnel manager at Collabora for examples. And I want to hear your experience and suggestions, too -- for example, can FLOSS leaders help with tactics like sensible copyright assignment policies?

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Sumana Harihareswara

Wife, FLOSS geek, feminist, manager of people & projects. This writing doesn't represent the views of my employer. bio from Twitter

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Time 3:45pm4:30pm PST

Date Tue 1st June 2010

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