VM (Vicky) Brasseur is a technical leader of software development departments and an open source business strategy freelancer. She is the Vice President of the Open Source Initiative and the proud winner of the Perl White Camel Award (2014) and the O'Reilly Open Source Award (2016). Vicky writes about free and open source, business, and management for opensource.com, Linux Journal, and on her own blog. She is also a frequent and popular speaker at open source conferences and events.
November 28th, 2018 | 39 mins 39 secs
The Open Source world is large. It’s also complex and difficult to manage, especially for a novice. Our guest this week is VM Brasseur, who is the Vice President of the Open Source Initiative and the author of a new book from Pragmatic called Forge Your Future With Open Source. We talk how Open Source is different from free software, and how to get started in Open Source, how to pick a project, how to navigate a new project to make your first submission. We’ll also look at it from the other side, and talk about open source projects can make themselves more contributor-friendly. And we talk about the state of Open Source in general. We want to hear from you. What was your first open source experience like? Or, how do you handle new contributors on your project?