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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
October 21 & October 25 | Co-Located Events, Tutorials, & Workshops
October 22-24 | Conference
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Monday, October 22 • 17:05 - 17:45
Why Contributing Upstream is Sustainable Engineering - Colin Charles, GrokOpen

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When you look at companies wanting to build on a successful open source business, you find that the ones that get the most success tend to focus on engineering and contributing upstream. As a by product, these projects get stronger as well. Examples of this can be seen with Red Hat and the Linux kernel, as well as GNOME. I will share with you how the MySQL ecosystem manages to work, with the fork (MariaDB) and the branch (Percona Server for MySQL). We will also touch on how small teams can leverage on bigger open source projects and create great finished, packaged products.

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Colin Charles

Managing Consultant, GrokOpen
Colin Charles is the Managing Consultant at GrokOpen. Previously, Colin was on the founding team of MariaDB Server, worked at MySQL and Percona, and worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. Colin has been a MySQL user since 2000. He’s well known within open source communities, enjoys building business and market entry in APAC and has spoken at many conferences... Read More →


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

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