The room was crowded, with people from organizations like Eclipse Foundation, Red Hat, Google, Twitter, PayPal, Open Source Initiative, LibreOffice, Kaltura, Cloudera, etc. There has been a lot of interesting topics and talks, and almost everything is already available in the 2014’s edition website
BMW (> 1,500 commits) keeps growing in the community, being the leader of the open source development process in GENIVI ecosystem, or at least to the publicly available repositories that Bitergia has had access. However, we do not find another automobile and engine manufacturing company until Ford (10 commits), with a discrete development participation. Although raising to the 5th position if counting commits from its owned subsidiary Livio Connect.
Top 10 affiliations contribution to the development of the GENIVI open source ecosystem
The European Community Leadership Summit was on Friday 9th. We have been collaborating with it and we gave a talk about how to use available data from Development Community Metrics. It is the European version of the well known Community Leadership Summit hosted in Portland close the OSCON. It has been the first time that this event occurs in Europe, and the final feelings are quite positive. We are thinking about the next summit and regarding to this, we have started conversations with OpenExpo organization team to have something similar in Spain next June. So, if you are a community leadership willing to share your experiences with us, just let us know!
We have also travelled to Gothenburg for the OpenAutomotive’14, to show our services regarding Open Source projects management, development metrics and analytics to some Genivi Alliance members. It has been just two intense days, seeing how the community has grown, and the potential of embedded systems and free/libre open source software combination on automotive industry.
If haven’t seen our preliminary Genivi Alliance activity, take a look! Seeing companies like BMW or Valeo producing Open Source software, sharing ideas with Jaguar / Land Rover or Volvo about going open makes a clear picture of how important FLOSS is for automotive industry.
And the month will end with a trip to Poznan for another MARKOS plenary meeting (one of the research projects we are working on)..
Update: We have published some photos from the previous meetings:
Last week I took part as master of ceremonies on an special event for FLOSS developers at .. Microsoft Spain offices! The idea for the meeting was to explore the different FLOSS technologies already supported by Microsoft Azure with speakers from different companies and communities like MongoDB, PhoneGap/Cordova, etc.
The event is part of the new openness strategy that is driving the company. But, I have thought about how open is really this movement? Of course, they are releasing a lot of code as Open Source, but is the company contributing to other FLOSS projects beyond their own ones? And by suprise, the answer has come from our own dashboards.
Preliminary number of commits per organization in the Icehouse release
An interesting fact: while for previous releases contributing organizations changed a lot, from Havana to Icehouse release top contributors keep stable with no big changes. Even more: no big changes in the top organizations, and no big changes in the number of commits. The only new entry in the top ten is Intel, with the rest contributing in a similar way as they were in Havana.
On the other hand, we have been included in two European R&D projects, and during February we have had the MARKOS project plenary meeting in Berlin. It is aimed to realize the prototype of a service and an interactive application providing an integrated view on the Open Source projects available the on web, focusing on functional, structural and licenses aspects of software code.