ApacheCon Seville 2016 – Commercial Reasons Your Colleagues Should be Community First – Gregory Chase

Commercial Reasons Your Colleagues Should be Community First – Gregory Chase

The Apache Way prescribes ÛÏCommunity over CodeÛ, asking participants to think community-first. This may seem to run counter to commercial interests of for-profit companies. Yet, many contributors in ASF participate because its part of their job.

WouldnÛªt it be nice if the rest of your company also saw the commercial benefit of thinking community-first in their work?

This session dispels the myth that open source community action needs to be separate from commercial development and sales. WeÛªll discuss how to help your coworkers increase the impact of their daily work, meeting both the needs of growing the business and the community. They can do this with very little overhead, and enhance the impact of collective work for the benefit of users and customers. We’ll discuss some theory, and explore what’s worked at my pervious companies, and what the future trends look like.

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