Once again, Bitergia has been invited to participate in the Linux Foundation Open Source Leadership Summit (previously known as Linux Foundation Collaborative Summit). This time, we have new things to show, based in the work we are doing currently for The Linux Foundation and several of its collaborative projects such OPNFV, CNCF, OCI, Xen and Cloud Foundry (details to be published soon!).
In just two words, it has been IN-TENSE!
Flights have been like nightmares because cancelations, connections lost, rebooks, etc. We have spent almost the same time travelling than in the summit itself. But despite that, summit time has been a huge opportunity to share our expertise about Open Development Analytics with the people involved in Open Source and Inner Sourcing development management in many projects and companies.
According to Linux Foundation:
The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is an exclusive, invitation-only conference where the world’s thought leaders in open source software and collaborative development convene to share best practices and learn how to manage the largest shared technology investments of our time.
Another OpenStack Summit is comming, and as usual, we have submitted some talks based on the analytics work done on its development data. Now it’s time for the community to vote for them:
- Efficiency analysis in the software development process of OpenStack
- Gender-diversity analysis of technical contributions in the OpenStack projects
FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community for the community. It’s the best place to get in touch with other developers and projects; be informed about the latest developments in the open source world; attend interesting talks and presentations on various topics by open source project leaders and contributors; to promote the development and the benefits of open source solutions.
Bitergia has been working during the last years on metrics and how they can increase the transparency in projects, helping gain a deeper knowledge of development processes and better understanding the communities by using open source tools. FOSDEM seems to be one of the right places to talk about metrics and open source analytical tools. So…
FLOSS Community Metrics meeting
It has been great learning from Dawn Foster’s and Jesús González-Barahona’s talks about strategies and tools. We have some good insights about Debian from Stefano Zachiroli, and a very enjoyable presentation form Prof. Merelo about contributors on GitHub by city in Spain, with very funny moments…
It is being an intense month in the marketing and business area, with lots of trips and interesting meetings. We started collaborating in a Developers Open Source Software event in Microsoft offices, and just one day later we were in Berlin for LinuxTag.
The new LinuxTag’s venue is great and it hosted two big events for three days (DroidCon and LinuxTag) and one day with the re:publica, so the atmosphere has been wonderful. Lots of interesting presentations and quality speakers. Even Bitergia has the chance to participate with a talk about how open development data benefits your project and your community.
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:
2013 is almost over and it has been an intense year starting up Bitergia. We have worked hard and we would like to thank our customers for trusting us. It’s time to face 2014 with energy!
We continue improving our free / open source tools and services, starting by presenting our latest developments in Fosdem 2014 (two talks approved, stay tuned!), and working hard to help free / open source software communities success by the use of metrics and software development analyses as key factor.