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Tuesday, April 8 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
What does 'built by volunteers' mean?

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Apache projects are managed by volunteers, can you really build your products, infrastructure or services on software managed by volunteers? The answer to this commonly asked question is a definite yes, in this session Ross Gardler will explain why this is the case.

In this session we will look at the kinds of people who typically volunteer within Apache projects and examine the meritocratic governance model that ensures there is order without overbearing and restrictive rules. We'll see how even the smallest of organizations can become an important, even critical, part of a project team whilst also ensuring that no single organization can take control of a project by throwing resources at it.

After this session you'll understand how a typical Apache project operates. You'll also understand why it is that Apache software, although built by volunteers, can be depended upon.

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Ross Gardler

President, Apache Software Foundation
Ross Gardler has been involved with open source in one form or another since the mid ‘90s. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation where he currently serves as the foundations President. He works at Microsoft on the Linux Compute team in Azure where he is responsible for the Azure Container Service.


Tuesday April 8, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Molly Brown

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