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Friday, May 13 • 11:20am - 12:10pm
But We're Already Open Source! Why Would I Want to Bring my Code to Apache? - Nick Burch, Apache Software Foundation

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So, your business has already opened sourced some of its code? Great! But now, someone's asking you about giving it to these Apache people? What's up with that, and why isn't just being open source enough?

In this talk, we'll look at several real world examples of where companies have chosen to contribute their existing open source code to the Apache Software Foundation. We'll see the advantages they got from it, the problems they faced along the way, why they did it, and how it helped their business. We'll also look briefly at where it may not be the right fit.

Wondering about how to take your business's open source involvement to the next level, and if contributing to projects at the Apache Software Foundation will deliver RoI, then this is the talk for you!


Nick Burch

CTO, Quanticate
Nick began contributing to Apache projects in 2003, and hasn't looked back since! He's mostly involved in "Content" projects like Apache POI, Apache Tika and Apache Chemistry, as well as foundation-wide activities like Conferences and Travel Assistance.Nick is CTO at Quanticate, a... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2016 11:20am - 12:10pm PDT
Plaza B