What is FOSS Backstage and why should you attend?

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"Open source software is running a lot of the digital economy and the internet. And organisations that understand how to deploy open source efforts and how to use it to find collaborators, and to disrupt proprietary competitors place themselves at a strategic advantage." says Karl Fogel in an interview on "Open Source Archetypes: A Framework For Purposeful Open Source". 

#FOSSBack is a brand new conference on all things governance, communities, collaboration, legal and economic within the realm of free and open source software. 

As a business, learn how to align your business strategy with your Open Source strategy and how to improve your value chain by adopting principles from Open Source: When using FOSS, what aspects signify project health? When contributing to FOSS projects, how can you benefit from the control you get by actively contributing. When publishing free and open source software, learn how to make money from your project. Learn how to balance the control you keep vs. the motivation for outsiders to participate in your project.

Learn how to successfully augment and scale your agile organisation, increase collaboration, and boost productivity with self organisation, InnerSource principles and project management patterns based on two decades of Open Source software development. Join us and discuss with, and learn from, the experts in the field.

On June 13-14, 2018 we are excited to have more than 50 speakers and 40+ exciting talks and workshops at Kulturbrauerei Berlin. Among them are Mark Thomas, Owen O'Malley, Leslie Hawthorne, Shane Coughlan, Danese Cooper and Rich Bowen. Our tracks cover asynchronous collaboration, mentoring, governance, legal, sustainability, funding and InnerSource. You can find all the sessions here. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

tl;dr: FOSS Backstage is a conference covering asynchronous collaboration, mentoring, governance, legal, sustainability, funding and InnerSource.

It’s not just another developer conference. FOSS Backstage provides a platform to discuss and learn about all non-technical aspects of open source development. 

  • learn
    • as a business

      • how to align your business strategy with your Open Source strategy

      • how to improve your value chain by adopting principles from Open Source

    • when publishing FOSS

      • how to make money from your project

      • how to balance the control you keep vs. the motivation for outsiders to participate in your project

    • when using FOSS what aspects signify project health

  • connect with

    • the organisations behind FOSS projects

    • companies working with open source

    • people contributing to open source projects

  • inspire

    • others to adopt your best practices

    • yourself by visiting Berlin, a true hub of the free and open source software community

    • your company or community with the new approaches you learned at #FOSSBack

You can find all sessions here. Tickets can be purchased here.