VM (Vicky) Brasseur @vmbrasseur
edited by Adaobi Obi Tulton @aotulton
Free and open source software (FOSS) is everywhere and is the driving force behind nearly all software developed today. It doesn’t matter what industry your company is in: Learning more about how to use, contribute to, and release FOSS can be the strategic edge that your company needs. With the proper knowledge and approach, open source can form the cornerstone of a digital transformation effort, increase developer retention, decrease recruiting cycles, ensure reliable security, and reinforce the company brand. All this and more, by shifting your company’s FOSS strategy from accidental to intentional.
Free and open source software (FOSS) is the whetstone of the cutting edge. Your company is almost certainly using FOSS right now, whether you know it or not. FOSS is already part of your company, so you need to know how to manage it effectively and strategically. If you’re participating in a digital transformation effort, or reducing business risk, or building a product roadmap, or creating a company or team strategy, or if you need to round out your existing open source knowledge by filling in some gaps, this is the information you need.
Discover how to use, contribute to, and release open source projects effectively and strategically for your business. Avoid the dangers inherent in license compliance and other intellectual property matters. Incorporate community management to bolster the sustainability of projects that are critical to your company. Manage your software supply chain to track and maintain the projects your company relies on. Create policies and procedures both for inbound and outbound FOSS engagement. Develop tactics for community management to ensure corporate open source efforts remain on target for business goals.
Build your free and open source software strategy and go from accidental to intentional.
VM (Vicky) Brasseur spent most of her twenty-plus years in the tech industry leading software development departments and teams, providing technical management and leadership consulting for businesses, and helping companies understand, use, release, and contribute to free and open source software in a way that’s good for both their bottom line and for the community. She is the author of Forge Your Future with Open Source, the first and only book to detail how to contribute to free and open source software projects.
- Full details: Business Success with Open Source: Strengthen Your Business with Free and Open Source Software by VM (Vicky) Brasseur
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