I attended FOSDEM in Brussels again this year. Some of the talks I managed to catch there are well worth watching (or reading, if there’s no video available).
Below I summarise my impression of each into a single haiku. If it doesn’t make sense, it’s likely to be how I perceive things that is at fault - not the talk.
Legal and Policy Issues
patent trolls concerned
courts are slowly catching up
Deb Nicholson: Software Patents After Alice: A Long and Sad Tail
did you distribute?
why so much unclarity
I can taste my tears
Andrew Katz & Björn Lundell: When is Distribution not Distribution?
open core promise
find addicts, get paid
Anand Babu Periasamy: Why Open Core Licensing Sucks!!
project tech management with
Richard Fontana: Open source foundations: threat or menace?
share more than just the source code
do not be a dick!
Bradley M. Kuhn: A Beautiful Build: Releasing Linux Source Correctly
Open Source Design
you need the domain knowledge
else the world will burn
Belen Barros Pena: Designing with and for developers
dev and designer
like Gimli and Legolas
all we need is love
Hollie Lubbock: Designers Vs developers
compromises are painful
still worth the effort
Ecaterina Moraru: Designer’s compromises in Open Source