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March 12-14, 2019 - Half Moon Bay, CA
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Wednesday, March 13 • 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Sustaining FOSS Projects by Democratizing the Sponsorship Process - Duane O'Brien, Indeed

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Within a given company, there are typically only a few people involved in deciding which FOSS projects and initiatives to support financially. This year we decided to change all that and democratize the decision making process. We set up an internal FOSS Sustainability Fund, and invited everyone to participate in the process. This talk will examine how we got executive buy in for the fund, how the fund was set up, how we encouraged participation, and what the impact has been so far.

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Duane O'Brien

Head of Open Source, Indeed
Duane is the Head of Open Source at Indeed.com, the #1 job site in the world. He is passionate about enabling smart and meaningful contributions to the open source ecosystem by both developers and corporations. Duane navigates the path between engineering and management, drawing on... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Salon 4