Hi. I'm GregDeKoenigsberg. I do open source community work for Red Hat.
You can reach me at gdk at redhat dot com.
Here are my FY09 goals. They roll up into the goals of the
community architecture team. Completed goals are in
strikethrough. Transferred goals are in strikethrough with new owners indicated.
One Laptop Per Child / Sugar Labs
- Serve on the board of Sugar Labs
- Chair of marketing committee for Sugar Labs
- Maintain the relationship between OLPC and the Fedora community
- Advise OLPC management in community matters
Open Source in Education
Create a model program with Seneca College to teach open source development using the Fedora project.
Create a strong multi-university consortium for the promotion of open source in computer science curriculum.[JackAboutboul]
Strengthening Global Community: North America and South America
Fedora @ FISL in Brazil Q1
Provide logistical support to ambassadors in North America[JackAboutboul]
- Provide logistical support to ambassadors in South America
Community Consulting: Building Red Hat Business Value Through Community
Assist in the creation of the Spacewalk project
- Bring high-visibility customers into key Red Hat community projects
Bring open source ISVs into Fedora/EPEL[KarstenWade]
Manage weekly meetings of the Fedora marketing project, and to produce a long list of community marketing accomplishments (see our task list for progress)[JackAboutboul]
Build and maintain a master marketing plan, where we define our long-term strategic messaging plan for Fedora
OSCON Tue-Thu Jul 22-24 South Carolina show Wed Jul 30 Boston trip for OLPC Mon-Fri Aug 4-8 Mon-Fri Aug 25-29 FUDCon Brno Fri-Sun Sep 5-7 K12 Open Minds Thu-Sat Sep 25-27 Pennsylvania show Sun Oct 19 FSOSS Seneca! Thu-Fri Oct 23-24 Sugar Camp late November FUDCon Boston 2009 Fri-Sun Jan 9-11
Red Hat Community Architecture Team
Our team serves as Red Hat's consultants for building strong communities. I'm responsible for particular pieces of this effort:
- Lead management for potential partners in community efforts.
- Community consulting for particular Red Hat / Fedora communities who need a boost.
If you really want to understand the value of open source in the business world, I recommend the following reading materials:
- Open Source Software: Free Provision of Complex Public Goods by James Bessen, Boston University
- The Architecture of Participation by Kim Clark and Carliss Baldwin, Harvard Business Schoool
- Software Industry vs. Software Society by Michael Tiemann, VP of Open Source Affairs, Red Hat