On communities, cooperation and cooking (talk at FOSS Backstage Extra 2020)

Lessons learned from 16 years with open source and free software

Free software communities have grown mature over the past years. Perceived as rebels in the very early days, they are nowadays widely recognized and appreciated. Like in life, growing up and professionalizing comes with a very own set of challenges and questions. Apart from factual discussions about governance, licensing or legal structures, the human factor plays an even more important role.

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Blog migrated to a new server

Last weekend, the blog was migrated to a new server

Last weekend, I migrated this blog to a new server. It now runs on FreeBSD, with nginx as webserver and MariaDB as database. I’ve documented the setup in a more or less scriptable form. If time permits, I will turn this into several blogposts to share the knowledge.

Thanks for reading my blog! :-)

Ten thoughts on community leadership (talk at FOSS Backstage 2020)

Insights about working in an international free and open source community

At FOSS Backstage 2020 in Berlin I had the opportunity to give a talk about “Ten thoughts on community leadership”. I point out common problems when working in an international free and open source community, share mistakes I’ve made and tell how you can hopefully avoid them.

The slides are available for download (PDF file, 172 KB).

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