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Wednesday, October 30 • 11:30 - 12:05
Community Managers Surviving the Shift from Non-profit to For-profit Projects - Stefano Maffulli, Scality

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What are key differences between foundation-based and company-led open source projects? What skills, tools, metrics do community managers need in non-profit and for-profit projects? What drives the motivation of contributors?

Open source projects hosted at foundations typically involve dozens of member companies with hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of developers. Company-led open source projects on the other hand, typically involve majority of developers employed by the “host” company with a small number of volunteers from a wider community.

Based on experience working at non-profit FSFE, OpenStack and at for-profit companies Funambol, Scality this presentation will share lessons learned. The talk will include different approaches they had to learn for motivating community members, doing outreach to potential contributors, dealing with cultural differences (incl. open source background), looking at community metrics, etc.


Stefano Maffulli

Sr. Dir. Marketing & Community, Scality
Senior Director of Community Marketing at Scality where he is leading the efforts to bring Zenko, the open source multi-cloud controller, to developers around the world. Stefano built his career around Free Software and open source: from pre-sales engineer and product manager at Italian... Read More →

Wednesday October 30, 2019 11:30 - 12:05
Rhone 2