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Monday, October 22 • 17:05 - 17:45
Why I Forked My Own Project and My Own Company - Frank Karlitschek, Nextcloud

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Frank Karlitschek founded the ownCloud open source project in 2010 and co-founded a company names ownCloud Inc. late 2011. After being the maintainer for over 6 years and CTO of ownCloud Inc. for over 4 years Frank decided to start over. Leave his own project and company to create a fork called Nextcloud. This talk will describe the reasons why ownCloud was founded as an open source project. The good and bad things when it was turned into a centure capital founded company, the thing that Frank and the core team do differently with Nextcloud and how the business model, licensing and community relations improved. This talk covers insights into different open source business models and how to create a working open source community and community.

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Frank Karlitschek

Founder, Nextcloud
Frank Karlitschek started the ownCloud project in 2010 to return control over the storing and sharing of information to consumers. In 2016 he initiated the Nextcloud project to bring this idea to the next level. He has been involved with a variety of Free Software projects including... Read More →

Monday October 22, 2018 17:05 - 17:45 BST
Cromdale Hall C, Level -2