March 6-8, 2018 - Sonoma, CA
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Thursday, March 8 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Stories from the Field – Triumphant Successes and Epic Failures of Corporate Engagement in Open Source Projects - Phil Robb, The Linux Foundation

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Here at the Linux Foundation, we often talk about “Open Source Best Practices” that we diligently work to instill as the culture for our collaborative projects. While hearing about those best practices is informative, it’s a lot more fun, and often more relatable to hear the stories of success and failure of companies working in open source that have informed us in the creation of those best practices. In this presentation, Phil Robb will recount his 18 years of experience helping teams navigate open source project processes and politics highlighting the gems of great successes and epic failures witnessed through out that time period. Hopefully, this presentation will be interesting and entertaining for all who either develop in, or manage those that develop in, an open source project.


Phil Robb

Vice President - Operations, Networking & Orchestration, Linux Foundation
Phil Robb’s experience spans more than 30 years of work on the leading edge of software and networking technology, beginning with the launch of the personal computer in the early 1980s. He began working with open source in 2001 at Hewlett Packard, where he formed and led the company’s... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST
Sonoma Valley Room