Up next was Mark Hinkle from Citrix.
Mark started by talking about we can include more people in our communities to make our software better!! First off, all communities are not created equal – and just because they’re different doesn’t mean one is any better or worse than the others. Open source communities all benefit from shared development.
Next up a quote I will be adding to my presentations : “If a new user has a problem, it’s a bug in the code or the documentation. End of Story.” – Jordon Sissel.
Karl Fogel author of ‘Producing Open Source Software’ is working on an updated version of his book in which he’s including the community in the process. The easier it is to make people contribute the more they’ll contribute.
Mark talked to us about the Open Prosthetic Project. The prosthetics used today are based on a 1912 patent! There was no way for people adapt that model to their needs – enter the Open Prosthetic Project.