Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


AMENDMENT Community & Business

Two worlds, one galaxy

While open source software thrives with a community, a community also thrives from business. Open source is simply a way of doing things, providing transparency and other key factors such as the ability to modify its functionality. This talk provides insight for communities and how an open source project can really develop itself into a profitable project (not just fiscally).

Open source projects do well rooting their funding backends from corporations which deliver enterprise-level support and more. Basically most meaningful software projects in the open source world has some company in the back, delivering true value also back to the project itself. Based on the example of Kopano and its community as a great community with a true open source company this talk highlights the ways of interaction with the community and how to provide real value to the project you are involved.

Please note that this talk replaces "Love What You Do, Everyday!" by Zaheda Bhorat who has fallen ill. We wish her a speedy recovery.


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