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Ecstasy of the Commons

Donald Smith (Eclipse Foundation)

Wednesday, 9:30, 45 minutes | Fils    presentation file

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Donald Smith

The "Tragedy of the commons" is a business term that indicates people generally take more out of a shared resource than they put into it. F/OSS Software is a counter example to this - the more people use it, the *better* it becomes. Donald will talk about this paradox and how Eclipse fosters it by promoting good F/OSS citizens.

Donald Smith, MBA, MSc, is Director of Ecosystem Development for the Eclipse Foundation, an independent not-for-profit foundation supporting the Eclipse open source community. Prior to joining Eclipse, Donald was Director of Technology Evangelism at Oracle and has also worked for startups WebGain and The Object People. He brings over a decade of worldwide industry experience, from small "dot-com" through Fortune 50 companies. Donald speaks regularly about community development, software licensing, persistence, business integration and software politics at conferences and events world wide, including Java One, Oracle World, Sun Tech Days, Evans Developer Relations Conference, OOPSLA, JAOO, Server Side Symposium, Colorado Software Summit and others.

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