Open Source for Closed Source Companies

Amanda Folson (06.Oct.2018 at 12:25, 50 min)
Talk at ScotlandPHP 2018 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

Just because you’re selling SaaS doesn’t mean you can’t adopt open source principles in your organization. We'll talk about how individuals and companies can open source their documentation, libraries, and ideas for the greater good of the community in a way that doesn’t mean giving it all away for free. Open source goes beyond software; it’s also an approach to the non-software aspects of your business. No matter what you’re shipping for profit, there are several aspects of your company that you can make public to increase transparency within your organization as well as outside of it.

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Rating: 5 of 5

06.Oct.2018 at 14:17 by Peter mcdonald (41 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Thoroughly enjoyed the talk. Made me properly think about how we do things at my work. Although due to the nature of the work we do we would not be able to embrace everything but certainly can in areas.

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Oct.2018 at 14:17 by Lee Boynton (67 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Well presented, particularly liked the transparency theme and the things you can do internally to have a more open culture. Interesting to hear about what worked well at Pagerduty and GitLab.

Rating: 4 of 5

06.Oct.2018 at 14:39 by Rob Wilson (27 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Awesome talk, several items for me to take away and use for my place of work.

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Oct.2018 at 16:55 by Ken Guest (35 comments) via joind.in Android app

Very good talk, great points made on how to help management decide to Open up.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2018 at 09:52 by Julien Maulny (3 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I liked to see a conference about open source. One point, I expected to see some "success stories" about companies who achieved to build a business model around an open source solution

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2018 at 10:56 by Patryk Zajdler (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk, Amanda spoke very passionately which kept audience engaged (me at least). I believe most - if not all - people left the room convinced, good job!

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