Netdisco : 15 years of mysterious community
Insights and experiences of managing a global, moderately successful, open source project.
No video of the event yet, sorry!
It began life around 15 years ago in a large US university, and is now a well-known package globally within the network community, with a strong development team in Europe.
We’ll cover briefly the history of Netdisco, the original authors’ approach to open source, and deciding to do a major rewrite after 10 years. Then move on to how we’ve been successful, or not, in different ways over the years. I will describe how we support Netdisco (GitHub, SourceForge, freenode!), especially the challenges with an international open source project used by a diverse group of very large and very small organisations.
You might like this session if you run a small open source project and want to hear how others manage their projects and strive for success in a pseudonymous, collaborative, global space.
- 15 min
- freenode #live
- FOSS and Community