How a Hardware Company Supports Open Source Software

A presentation at All Things Open in in Raleigh, NC, USA by fen aldrich

Open source software (OSS) has become ubiquitous and has become integrated in all stages of software development. However, individuals often find themselves eager to contribute more to open source software while encountering obstacles within their companies that hinder direct support for upstream features.

In this talk we’ll explore alternative strategies for non-software companies to actively support open source software, despite limitations in providing direct software development assistance.

82% of IT leaders are more likely to select a vendor who contributes to the open source community.​ (Red Hat


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