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Sessions at FOSDEM 2012 about Community

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Saturday 4th February 2012

  • Open Advice

    by Lydia Pintscher

    Come and join us for the release of the Open Advice book. Open Advice is a collaboration of people from many different Free Software projects answering one question: What's one key thing you would have liked to know when you started contributing. We will give a short tour of the book and talk about some of the lessons learned from taking a large-scale book project from idea to publishing.

    At 2:50pm to 3:05pm, Saturday 4th February

  • Trolls, Drama and Gossip

    by Lydia Pintscher

    Being a part of a number of large Free Software projects over the last years has been a wonderful time in so many ways. But over those years I have also gotten to know another side of Free Software: trolls, drama and gossip. Let me take you down the rabbit hole and show you where it comes from, what you can do about it and why it's sometimes even useful.

    At 3:05pm to 3:35pm, Saturday 4th February

    Coverage slide deck

  • Succeeding in the Google Summer of Code as a large project

    by Donnie Berkholz

    The Google Summer of Code (GSoC) has been a huge boon to the world of free and open-source software, and to Gentoo Linux in particular. In this talk, I'm going to share some of our successes, like how we manage 15–20 simultaneous internships and how we recruit a very large proportion of our students to continue as Gentoo developers.

    At 3:45pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 4th February

    Coverage slide deck

Sunday 5th February 2012