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Thursday, May 13 • 08:00 - 08:30
Default to Open: Steps and Traps

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Sharing is caring. In an ideal world, everyone has bought into transparency and there is no problem with communication. Now you pick the right tools that let you collaborate and share information easily and go - you're open.

Unfortunately, the biggest challenge in technology is that people have differing opinions. Lenz and Sanja talk about their experiences from SUSE, Red Hat, and Percona.

From licensing to open sourcing newly acquired company products, from motivating engineering teams to both accept contributions and contribute back to other open source projects, from documentation to branding.

"Default to open" is a work style that is worth striving for, even if your product code is not open source. Let's talk about it.

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Sanja Bonic

Head of Open Source Programs Oce, Percona
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Lenz Grimmer

Sr. Director, Server Engineering, Percona
Lenz Grimmer supports and leads the engineering teams at Percona that work on server products like Percona Server for MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL and related components. He's been involved in Linux and Open Source technologies in various roles and capacities since the mid-90s and has... Read More →

Thursday May 13, 2021 08:00 - 08:30 EDT
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