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Open Networking Summit 2017
April 3-6, 2017 - Santa Clara Convention Center

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Tuesday, April 4 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A Day in the Life of Open Source Code - Phil Robb, OpenDaylight

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How does a feature idea or user request become a working piece of an open source project? Can a developer just write some code and release it to the world?

If you're a user, or a developer new to the open source world, this talk will give you a clear understanding of the structured process by which an idea becomes usable code in a well-run open source project, from scope review to code acceptance. During this talk, Phil Robb will also shed light on the typical timelines, success factors for both upstream features and downstream commercial offerings, and best practices in managing cross-organizational dynamics for the good of all.

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Phil Robb

VP of Operations - Networking & Orchestration for the Linux Foundation, Interim Executive Director of OpenDaylight
Phil's experience spans more than 30 years working on the leading edge of software and networking technology, beginning with the launch of the personal computer in the early 1980s. He began working with open source in 2001 at Hewlett Packard where he ultimately formed and led their open source program office to create and guide the open source strategy and processes for the company. Today, as the Vice President of Operations - Networking &... Read More →

Tuesday April 4, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Grand Ballroom D
  • Experience Level Any