ApacheCon US 2008 Session

Open Development in the Enterprise

In this talk, we will explore the question: what can corporate IT organizations learn from leading OSS communities? We will look at how open development concepts such as transparency, meritocracy and community oversight can be applied in corporate settings and what the quality, speed, flexibility and human resource development benefits can be. We will also discuss how collaborative development infrastructure and processes used by leading OSS communities can be leveraged inside the enterprise. We will review some ASF and ASF-related collaboration tools and discuss challenges and opportunities in establishing open development infrastructure and practices in a corporate setting. Finally, we will discuss strategies for influencing corporate culture to accept and embrace, rather than reject open development concepts.