March 6-8, 2018 - Sonoma, CA
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Thursday, March 8 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Evolution Sans Revolution -- A Journey Toward Open Source Governance - Mike Place, The SaltStack Project

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The SaltStack project had a problem.

After uploading some code to GitHub in 2011, mostly to gauge interest, it wasn't more than a few months before The Email arrived.

It was to notify us that our code was used in production to power LinkedIn. The project grew radically from that point, quickly rocketing to one of the most active projects on GitHub with over 1M lines of code and upwards of 50K lines of code changed a week.

To accommodate that growth, SaltStack had to implement governance policies for the community to guide growth, organize development efforts and keep everybody happy.

In this presentation, Mike Place tells the story of how they applied governance policies to the project. What policies helped? What didn't?

He will demonstrate how to selectively apply governance policies to solve specific problems that communities often face and how to keep everybody (mostly!) happy.

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Mike Place

Sr. Core Developer, SaltStack
Mike Place is the Director of Engineering and Principal Maintainer of the SaltStack open-source project -- one of the largest and most active Python-based open-source communities in the world. He manages all the in-house development teams that work on Salt and also leads a community... Read More →

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