Building Open Source Communities

by Randolph Metcalfe on 1 May 2005


Building Open Source Communities was a one-day conference held in Edinburgh that explored such topics as:

  • how do open source software projects organise themselves
  • why do some projects grow rapidly
  • how does the licence choice affect the kind of community that develops
  • what is the relationship between developers and end-users
  • how important is leadership

Presentations (pdf):

Copyright for these presentations remains with the presenters. Used with permission.

Building Open Source Communities was organised by OSS Watch,, the open source software advisory service for UK HE and FE. For further information contact