The Eleventh Annual Southern California Linux Expo
February 22-24, 2013
Hilton Los Angeles International Airport

Managing the release and life cycle of an open source software project in a community


A plethora of methodologies exist for managing the life cycle and releaseĀ  of an open source project. In this talk, Robyn Bergeron will discuss some of these processes, how they can be used in open source software project management, with a focus on those best suited for communities with participants distributed throughout the world. Best practices for encouraging transparency and collaboration will be highlighted, as well as ensuring that key project elements outside "just the code" are represented throughout the life cycle of a project.

Topics include:

  • Time-based vs. Feature-based project scheduling
  • Using tools for better transparency
  • The art of making noise
  • Dealing with new features
  • Including non-code contributions in your plan, and how it helps to foster those parts of your project
  • Why release management doesn't end at release
Los Angeles C
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 15:00 to 16:00