Last week, I had a chance to give a talk on the history of Open Source in the US Government at the Salon du Logiciel Libre et des Technologies Ouverts du Québec. They were an extraordinarily welcoming crew, and Laurent Bounin and friends did a wonderful job with the speakers and the space. It was the first time I've addressed an audience inside a working ferry terminal.
Linux Format just published their interview with me at OSCON 2012.
Some very, very sound (and super-quotable!) advice for anyone interested in starting an open source project. http://www.slideshare.net/bcantrill/corporate-open-source-antipatterns
Here's a presentation I did for the Sandia National Laboratories on February 6th, 2012. I covered the usual: the success of open source in government, and the role of open source in a cloud strategy. You can download the presentation, as well. I still can't spell Albuquerque without aid, but the city is great. If I squinted, … Continue reading Sandia National Laboratories, 6 February 2012
Here's my presentation from the Alfresco Content.gov conference. They were good enough to let me ramble for 45 minutes on why open platforms are just as important as open content. Not sure if the full meaning of the talk is apparent from the slides, but I'll leave this here, just in case. You can download … Continue reading Open Source: A platform for government innovation.
Here's a presentation I did for Washington Technology. I don't remember doing this, but it's nice that they recorded it in the very open ogg format. Future Proof Your Software Practice With Open Source
This is the ignite presentation I gave for the Mil-OSS WG2 conference today. It's a tremendous group of sandal-shod revolutionaries who want to bring open source and the US Department of Defense together. You can sign up for the mailing list here. If you use your imagination and insert a lot of stumbling, fumbling, and … Continue reading Fighting Forks
[I first presented this at the GTC Southwest conference in Austin on February 13, 2010.] Hundreds of thousands of open source software projects are capturing an unprecedented amount of innovation and effort from contributors around the world. These projects vary in quality, but represent, in the aggregate, one the largest collective efforts in the history … Continue reading Failing Faster: Lessons from the Open Source Community
This weekend, I was lucky enough to be the best man at my friend Chris' wedding. It's the first time I've actually been part of a wedding party. The scariest part, for me, was the toast at the rehearsal dinner. It wasn't the presentation that had me worried, it was the content. I wasn't sure … Continue reading My Toast at Chris and Carolyn’s Wedding