The Linux Foundation Member Summit 2020
Opens Dec 10 2019 12:00 AM (PST)
Deadline Jan 19 2020 11:59 PM (PST)
Description

March 10-12, 2020, Lake Tahoe, California

The Linux Foundation Member Summit (formerly Open Source Leadership Summit) is the annual gathering for Linux Foundation member organizations. 

The event fosters collaboration, innovation, and partnerships among the leading projects and organizations working to drive digital transformation with open source technologies. It is a must-attend for business and technical leaders looking to advance open source strategy, implementation and investment in their organizations and learn how to collaboratively manage the largest shared technology investment of our time.

Dates to Remember:

  • CFP Opens: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • CFP Closes: Sunday, January 19 at 11:59pm PST
  • CFP Notifications: Friday, February 7
  • Schedule Announcement: Tuesday, February 11
  • Slide Due Date: Tuesday, March 3
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, March 10 - Thursday, March 12

Suggested Topics:

Growing & Sustaining Open Source Projects

Most projects continue on indefinitely so long as they fill a functional requirement. But just filling a need doesn’t create instant sustainability. A sustainable project will often have well structured governance, release dependability and a focus on security that brings a broader ecosystem to the community. That ecosystem bolsters the sustainability of the projects by employing key contributors, providing resources to the community and creating an effective feedback loop for bug fixes, security patches and new features. No one has yet created the perfect formula to repeat sustainability across all projects - but what have you learned in your community(ies) that worked well and others might learn from?

  • Ecosystem collaboration best practices: beyond the developer community engaging end users, integrators, academic, governments
  • Governance Models
  • Proper documentation
  • Dependability of releases, code quality
  • Improving or maintaining code quality
  • Measuring community or project health
  • Models to address security issues
  • Ensuring Proper Training for Open Source Contributors and Consumers
  • Metrics For Understanding Project Health
  • Managing Risk in Basing a Product on an Open Source Project
  • Driving Participation and Inclusiveness in Open Source Project
  • Beyond the code. E.g. evangelizing, marketing, legal / IP clarity, etc. for a project
  • Project Planning and Strategy
  • Standards and Open Source

Open Source Program Office (OSPO) / TODO Group

  • Creation and Best Practices of Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs)
  • Consuming and Contributing to Open Source
  • Managing Competing Corporate Interests While Driving Coherent Communities
  • How to Vet the Viability of OS Projects
  • Open Source + Startup Business Models
  • Internal vs External Developer Adoption

Business Leadership

  • Cultivating Open Source Leadership
  • How to Run a Business that Relies on Open Source
  • How to be an Effective Board Member
  • How to Invest in Your Project's Success
  • Managing Competing Corporate Interests While Driving Coherent Communities
  • Monetizing Open Source & Innovators Dilemma

Best Practices in Open Source Development / Lessons Learned 

  • Contribution Policies
  • Promoting Your Open Source Project
  • Open Source Best Practices
  • Managing a Vulnerability Response Team for Your Project
  • Coding for Safety Critical Applications
  • Extended Project Support Lifecycle for Critical Infrastructure

Certifying Open Source Projects

  • Security
  • Safety
  • Critical Impact of Security Updates on Certified Systems
  • Government Restrictions
  • Compliance
    • Export Compliance
    • Using Trademarks in Open Communities
    • Working with Regulators/Regulated Industries
    • Working with Governments on Open Source
    • Automating Compliance - How to Incorporate SPDX Identifiers in your Project
    • Successfully Working Upstream & Downstream
  • Open Source vs Open Governance
  • Training Datasets for Machine Learning

Project Highlights

  • Highlight New Open Source Projects
  • Provide Updates on Key Open Source Projects
  • Interesting Use Cases Developed with the Project

Futures

  • Upcoming Trends 
  • R&D via Open Source


The Linux Foundation Member Summit 2020


March 10-12, 2020, Lake Tahoe, California

The Linux Foundation Member Summit (formerly Open Source Leadership Summit) is the annual gathering for Linux Foundation member organizations. 

The event fosters collaboration, innovation, and partnerships among the leading projects and organizations working to drive digital transformation with open source technologies. It is a must-attend for business and technical leaders looking to advance open source strategy, implementation and investment in their organizations and learn how to collaboratively manage the largest shared technology investment of our time.

Dates to Remember:

  • CFP Opens: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • CFP Closes: Sunday, January 19 at 11:59pm PST
  • CFP Notifications: Friday, February 7
  • Schedule Announcement: Tuesday, February 11
  • Slide Due Date: Tuesday, March 3
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, March 10 - Thursday, March 12

Suggested Topics:

Growing & Sustaining Open Source Projects

Most projects continue on indefinitely so long as they fill a functional requirement. But just filling a need doesn’t create instant sustainability. A sustainable project will often have well structured governance, release dependability and a focus on security that brings a broader ecosystem to the community. That ecosystem bolsters the sustainability of the projects by employing key contributors, providing resources to the community and creating an effective feedback loop for bug fixes, security patches and new features. No one has yet created the perfect formula to repeat sustainability across all projects - but what have you learned in your community(ies) that worked well and others might learn from?

  • Ecosystem collaboration best practices: beyond the developer community engaging end users, integrators, academic, governments
  • Governance Models
  • Proper documentation
  • Dependability of releases, code quality
  • Improving or maintaining code quality
  • Measuring community or project health
  • Models to address security issues
  • Ensuring Proper Training for Open Source Contributors and Consumers
  • Metrics For Understanding Project Health
  • Managing Risk in Basing a Product on an Open Source Project
  • Driving Participation and Inclusiveness in Open Source Project
  • Beyond the code. E.g. evangelizing, marketing, legal / IP clarity, etc. for a project
  • Project Planning and Strategy
  • Standards and Open Source

Open Source Program Office (OSPO) / TODO Group

  • Creation and Best Practices of Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs)
  • Consuming and Contributing to Open Source
  • Managing Competing Corporate Interests While Driving Coherent Communities
  • How to Vet the Viability of OS Projects
  • Open Source + Startup Business Models
  • Internal vs External Developer Adoption

Business Leadership

  • Cultivating Open Source Leadership
  • How to Run a Business that Relies on Open Source
  • How to be an Effective Board Member
  • How to Invest in Your Project's Success
  • Managing Competing Corporate Interests While Driving Coherent Communities
  • Monetizing Open Source & Innovators Dilemma

Best Practices in Open Source Development / Lessons Learned 

  • Contribution Policies
  • Promoting Your Open Source Project
  • Open Source Best Practices
  • Managing a Vulnerability Response Team for Your Project
  • Coding for Safety Critical Applications
  • Extended Project Support Lifecycle for Critical Infrastructure

Certifying Open Source Projects

  • Security
  • Safety
  • Critical Impact of Security Updates on Certified Systems
  • Government Restrictions
  • Compliance
    • Export Compliance
    • Using Trademarks in Open Communities
    • Working with Regulators/Regulated Industries
    • Working with Governments on Open Source
    • Automating Compliance - How to Incorporate SPDX Identifiers in your Project
    • Successfully Working Upstream & Downstream
  • Open Source vs Open Governance
  • Training Datasets for Machine Learning

Project Highlights

  • Highlight New Open Source Projects
  • Provide Updates on Key Open Source Projects
  • Interesting Use Cases Developed with the Project

Futures

  • Upcoming Trends 
  • R&D via Open Source


Opens
Dec 10 2019 12:00 AM (PST)
Deadline
Jan 19 2020 11:59 PM (PST)