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Growing & Sustaining Open Source Projects
Most projects continue on indefinitely so long as they fill a functional requirement. But just filling a need doesn’t create instant sustainability. A sustainable project will often have well structured governance, release dependability and a focus on security that brings a broader ecosystem to the community. That ecosystem bolsters the sustainability of the projects by employing key contributors, providing resources to the community and creating an effective feedback loop for bug fixes, security patches and new features. No one has yet created the perfect formula to repeat sustainability across all projects – but what have you learned in your community(ies) that worked well and others might learn from?
Open Source Program Office (OSPO) / TODO Group
Best Practices in Open Source Development / Lessons Learned
Certifying Open Source Projects
Preparing to Submit Your Proposal
While it is not our intention to provide you with strict instructions on how to prepare your proposal, we hope you will take a moment to review the following guidelines that we have put together to help you prepare the best submission possible. To get started, here are three things that you should consider before submitting your proposal:
- What are you hoping to get from your presentation?
- What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
- How will your presentation help better the ecosystem?
There are plenty of ways to give a presentation about projects and technologies without focusing on company-specific efforts. Remember the things to consider that we mentioned above when writing your proposal and think of ways to make it interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.
First Time Submitting? Don’t Feel Intimidated
Linux Foundation events are an excellent way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work that you are doing and we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for our events. In the instance that you aren’t sure about your abstract, reach out to us and we will be more than happy to work with you on your proposal.
How To Give a Great Tech Talk
In the instance that your talk is accepted, we want to make sure that you give the best presentation possible. To do this, we enlisted the help of seasoned conference speaker Josh Berkus who has prepared an in-depth tutorial on “How to Give a Great Tech Talk”.
Code of Conduct
The Linux Foundation is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. We encourage all submitters to review our complete Code of Conduct.