The summit is a place for the people who try to Get Stuff Done at the various non-profits around open source to congregate, share information, and pick each others’ brains. This was the first FLOSS summit.
Final attendee list:
- Allison Randal, president of the Perl Foundation (organizer of the summit)
- David Ascher, director of the Python Software Foundation
- Josh Berkus, core member of PostgreSQL
- Paula Le Dieu (Creative Commons)
- Paul Everitt, Plone Foundation
- Roberto Ierusalimschy, creator of Lua
- Scott Kveton, Open Source Lab
- Ted Leung, Open Source Applications Foundation
- Mike Milinkovich, Eclipse Foundation
- Bill Odom, steering committee chair of the Perl Foundation
- Russ Nelson, board member of OSI
- Alex Russell, Dojo Foundation
- Chris Messina, Round Two
- Corey Shields, Gentoo Linux Foundation
- Donnie Berkholz, Gentoo Linux Foundation (Sunday only)
For the legal section (Sunday only):
- Roberta Cairney
- Larry Rosen
- Cliff Schmidt, ASF
Unable to attend:
- David Neary, GNOME Foundation
- Brian Behlendorf, Apache Software Foundation regrets, prior plans
- Theo de Raadt (OpenBSD, OpenSSH)
- Greg Stein, ASF sorry, arriving Tuesday
- Mark Wielaard (Classpath Leader)
- Eben Moglen
- Andrew St. Laurent
- Bdale Garbee, SPI / Debian regrets (family conflict)
- Sally Whitehead, Sophos regrets
- Linus Torvalds, Linux / OSDL regrets (family conflict)
- Danese Cooper, board member of the Open Source Initiative regrets (family conflict)
- Michael Tiemann, President of OSI regrets
- Mitchell Baker, Mozilla Foundation regrets
- Ton Roosendaal, Blender Foundation regrets
- Jeff Waugh, Ubuntu / GNOME regrets, arriving Monday
- Tim Ney, GNOME Foundation regrets
- Geir Magnusson, ASF regrets
- Andrew Morton, Linux / OSDL
- Bruce Perens, SPI
- Sam Ruby, Apache Software Foundation
- Bruno Souza (SouJava President - large NGO in Brazil)
- Jimmy Wales, Wikimedia
- Bradley Kuhn (FSF)
- Jeffrey Thompson, IBM
Other suggested invitations:
- Head of Mambo Project (incorporating soon)
- Someone from FreeBSD
- someone from EFF?
- someone from FSF (as distinct from SFLA)
- Someone from KDE (Aaron Seigo?)
The first two topics were discussed on the first day, and the last two topics on the second day.
Non-Profit Status: Community
- How do different projects manage themselves?
- What works? What doesn’t?
- What problems have you encountered that others have solved?
- Designing for success…engagement models for communities
- Relationships between Boards and developer communities.
- Corporate participation in foundation leadership.
- What policies do you need to have in place to herd the cats?
- How can we better work together?
- What possibilities are there for inter-foundation collaboration?
- What do they want?
- How to deal with them.
- How to make them happy without selling out.
- Revenue models for non-profits.
Legal Issues: Contributing, Licensing, and Intellectual Property
- Working with communities to develop strategies suited to specific needs.
- Tools for keeping projects open and productive.
- Tools for decreasing risks of lawsuits (contributor agreements), etc.
- Trademark guidelines - can guidelines for the use of trademarks be legally rigorous, readable and sufficiently permissive for community group needs?
- Developing and servicing a trademark
- Contract negotiation (part of trademark development)
Non-Profit Status: Legal
- Mixing business and charity: what Board member activities can get you in hot water.
- Can 501(c)(3)s and equivalent fund OSS development?
- Going international: how to create a multi-region non-profit.
- D&O Insurance…do you need it?