Linux Collaboration Summit
The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is an exclusive, invitation-only summit gathering core kernel developers, distribution maintainers, ISVs, end users, system vendors and other community organizations for plenary sessions and workgroup meetings to meet face-to-face to tackle and solve the most pressing issues facing Linux today.
CloudStack's Community Director, Mark Hinkle will be presenting and participating in a panel discussion.
April 4th, 10:00 a.m.: It takes an (Open Source Village) to Build a Cloud
Not since the Linux operating system has there been such a disruptive technology movement in the data center as cloud computing. Just as Linux, Apache, MySQL and Php/Perl/Python formed the open source foundations for the read-write web open source technologies like Xen, KVM and many others along with Linux are forming the foundations of the cloud. To truly build robust cloud computing environments it requires a wide variety of open source software that when combined create environments that are much greater than the sum of their parts. This session will appeal to both operational users and technology developers who want to gain a perspective on how infrastructure components and management tools can be combined to deliver highly available, scalable cloud services.Additionally the discussion will cover the standards and conventions needed to ensure cloud computing remains open.
April 5th, 1:00 p.m: Community Management for Open Source Projects
Community Managment for Open Source Projects
The backbone of any project is the community that maintains, supports, and uses it. You must understand the different needs of each of these parts of your community in order to nurture them properly and help them benefit - and benefit from - the project. This panel discussion with four experienced open-source community managers explores the stewardship of open-source communities from a firsthand perspective, including the basics of community management - communications channels, governance and advocacy, metrics - as well as some of the more esoteric and human aspects of the job. If your organization or project doesn't have a community manager, you will learn why you need one. If you are a community manager, or have aspirations to become one, this presentation will either talk you out of it or charge your batteries.