In the last few years, companies like Twitter, Facebook and Google have released software libraries and frameworks that they use internally to the open source community; we have witnessed Oracle buying up open source projects like MySQL; and though pigs still don’t fly, Microsoft released .NET with open source licensing and partnered with RedHat to offer RHEL on Azure. The future of software is open source, which means that the best jobs will be on open source projects.
What does that mean? How is being an app developer different from being an open source software developer? How do you make the transition to being paid to work on open source projects? These are all questions I look to answer in this 45 minute presentation and open discussion on what makes a great OSS developer.