Coopetition: open source projects working together

POV of a man's hand being pulled down a rocky path by a woman

The Apereo Foundation invited me to speak at their Micro Conference Series.

Abstract: Collaboration is a key part of open source projects, and that includes collaborating with other communities. Open source projects can work with their upstreams, downstreams, and even their competition. But how do you do it well? This presentation draws from the experiences of the Fedora and openSUSE communities working together to produce two separate Linux distributions. Attendees will learn how to identify areas where they can collaborate and get practical tips on working with other projects.

Date: 13 March 2024

Location: virtual



This post’s featured photo by Christopher Alvarenga on Unsplash

Ben formerly led open source messaging at Docker and was the Fedora Program Manager. He is the author of Program Management for Open Source Projects. Ben is an Open Organization Ambassador and frequent conference speaker. His personal website is Funnel Fiasco.


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