March 12-14, 2019 - Half Moon Bay, CA
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Thursday, March 14 • 11:16am - 11:22am
Open Source’s Connection to the Past - Gordon Haff, Red Hat

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Open source software grew out of specific aspects of the computer industry, but it’s also tied to how companies and people have collaborated—and innovation has taken place—historically. Research into these topics contains many potential learnings for open source software development.

Gordon Haff—the author of How Open Source Ate Software—will delve into that research. He'll look at how innovation took place through collective invention in the 19th century steel industry and how coopetition among companies arose over time. He’ll discuss communications, modularity, and organizational structure. He’ll cover fundamental research about motivations both as a theory and as practiced in open source projects.He’ll examine measurement systems, both historical and current . Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be better prepared to both understand and guide the open source development process.

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Gordon Haff

Writer, Red Hat, Inc.
Gordon Haff writes about tech, trends, and their business impact; and is a frequent speaker at customer and industry events. His books include From Pots and Vats to Programs and Apps and How Open Source Ate Software.

Thursday March 14, 2019 11:16am - 11:22am PDT