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Richard Brown

openSUSE Chairman

Richard Brown is from England but currently lives in Nuremberg in Germany, and is employed as a QA Engineer by SUSE, as well as Chairman of the openSUSE Project. Involved in openSUSE/SUSE since 2003, Richard has contributed to various aspects of the project, including supporting users on IRC, testing/bug reporting, packaging, marketing, ambassadors and artwork.

Hang On for the Ride: Empowering your contributors is the secret to open source success

Keynote: Hang On for the Ride: Empowering your contributors is the secret to open source success

This talk will discuss why contributor empowerment is important to creating self-sustaining, highly motivated open source projects. It will briefly examine examples of projects out the wild, discussing their strengths and weaknesses. The session will also discuss the challenge of balancing corporate & business needs with the desires & motivations of an open source community, […]

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