The Complexity of Open Source
Open source software is the frequently cited model used to define"openness" where communities and technology meet. But when we say "open source", do we all mean the same thing? Are we talking about the same values of "open"? Where can we see open source working in public? Is all work and every contributor seen equally?
We are one year into Project OCEAN, a collaborative effort to deepen the understanding of how people, teams and organizations thrive in technology-rich settings, especially in open-source projects and communities. We would like to invite you to a session to explore what we have learned about openness and open source, where the boundaries are (and are not) of open source communities, and how this impacts who is seen as valuable in a complex ecosystem.