products, supply chain

Product Development in the Age of Cloud Native

In defense of the community distribution Ever since the mass adoption of Agile development techniques and devops philosophies that attempt to eradication organizational silos, there's been a welcome discussion on how to optimize development for continuous delivery on a massive scale. Some of the better known adages that have taken root as a result of… Continue reading Product Development in the Age of Cloud Native

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Open Source Product Management Talk – Slides and Video

Product Management in Open Source can be an overlooked topic. Asking questions to define what open source really is, its overall value to a product and what options there are when attempting to scale a project can enable a product to grow with minimal pains. This presentation is an overview on the topic and its… Continue reading Open Source Product Management Talk – Slides and Video

podcast

OSEN Podcast, CLS Edition – Jono Bacon

We had a great talk with Jono Bacon, community leader extraordinaire. Jono spent many years as the Ubuntu community leader, founded the Community Leadership Summit (CLS - now taking place in Austin, TX, as we speak), wrote the book The Art of Community, and has now started his own consulting practice, Jono Bacon Consulting. We… Continue reading OSEN Podcast, CLS Edition – Jono Bacon

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Podcast: Stephen Walli and Rikki Endsley

Stephen and Rikki stopped by the OSEN studios (haha) to talk about open source trends, product management, and why is there only one Red Hat.   Rikki Endsley is the guru who runs the community for OpenSource.com - and does a whale of a job. Stephen is an open source engineering consultant at Docker and… Continue reading Podcast: Stephen Walli and Rikki Endsley

supply chain

Supply Chain Case Study: Canonical and Ubuntu

I love talking about supply chain management in an open source software context, especially as it applies to managing collaborative processes between upstream projects and their downstream products. In the article linked above, I called out a couple of examples of supply chain management: an enterprise OpenStack distribution and a container management product utilizing Kubernetes… Continue reading Supply Chain Case Study: Canonical and Ubuntu

commentary, supply chain

An Open Letter to Docker About Moby

Congratulations, Docker. You've taken the advice of many and gone down the path of Fedora / RHEL. Welcome to the world of upstream/downstream product management, with community participation a core component of supply chain management. You've also unleashed a clever governance hack that cements your container technology as the property of Docker, rather than let… Continue reading An Open Letter to Docker About Moby

commentary, mba

“Every evangelist of yesteryear is now a Community Manager ….”

This post first appeared on Medium. It is reprinted here with permission.  OH: “Every evangelist of yesteryear is now a Community Manager … at least on their biz card.” This statement best captures a question that comes up regularly in the open source community world when you have corporations involved. Does your community manager report to… Continue reading “Every evangelist of yesteryear is now a Community Manager ….”