Open Source

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This new track will support the space between technical talks, policy talks and careers and entrepreneurship. It is the space to deep dive into open source issues that impact community and its future, from the imbalance we currently face between those creating and maintaining code to the challenges of monetisation of open source software. Business models, community growth and participation, all the open source topics that do not fit into other tracks will be considered here. We look forward to this enabling a healthy debate around topics such as the maturation of open source – it is 30 this year – and how it will evolve. Not only how monetisation of open source occurs but whether open source can be used for successful business models; challenges of single vendor sponsors; the place of foundations; paying maintainers; categorisation of open source as a digital public good; encouraging community contribution and growing a healthy community; and much, much more.   

As with all tracks in 2024, this track will include AI openness and the benefits and challenges of this relevant to track topics.

This year’s CFP is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted content this year.  Our CFP Committees are busy reviewing all of the submissions and we aim to announce the conference schedule by 15th December.

Damani Corbin

Damani Corbin


Global Software Strategy, Boeing

Sami Atabani

CFP Chair

VP of IP Licensing, FocalPoint


Ahmed Sobeh

OSPO Engineering Manager, Aiven

Andrew Katz

CEO, Orcro Limited

Brian Proffitt

Sr. Manager, Community Outreach, Red Hat OSPO

Claire Fram

Diagonal Co-Founder

Dawn Foster

Director of Data Science, CHAOSS

Dawn Foster

Divya Mohan

Open Source Maintainer & Advocate

Florent Zara

Open Source Services Team Lead, Eclipse Foundation

Grace Jansen

Developer Advocate, IBM

Jennifer Riggins

Freelance Tech Culture Journalist

Kara Sowles

Open Source Programs, GitHub

Kim McMahon

Senior Director, Advocacy and Community, FreeBSD Foundation

Lorna Mitchell

Developer Experience, Redocly

Matt Barker photo

Matt Barker

Co-founder Jetstack & Global Head of Cloud Native at Venafi

Nithya Ruff

Director, OSPO, Amazon

Peter Farkas

Co-Founder & CEO,FerretDB

Raphael Semeteys

Head of Technology, Open Ownership

Roman Shaposhnik

VP Legal Affairs, Apache Software Foundation

Ron Efroni Rotman

CEO & Co-Founder flox

samson goddy

Samson Goddy

Co-founder Open Source Community Africa

Stephen Pollard

Founder and Director Arteq

Tanya Dadasheva

CEO & Co-Founder, Ainekko

Tobie Langel

Principal, UnlockOpen

Zainab Daodu

Founder, Zaycodes

CFP Committee

Simon Muskett

COO, OpenQuantum

Ricardo Sueiras

Principal Advocate Open Source, Amazon Web Services

Christopher Howard

Lead Open Source Program Manager, EPAM

Adam Fowler

Founder, Bilberry Software Ltd

Jamie Tanna

Senior Software Engineer, Elastic

Matt Jarvis

Director of Developer Relations, Snyk

Nelson Batsford

Solutions Architect, SUSE

Andrew Reddikh

Senior Software Engineer

Jacob Green

Founder, OSPO++