Things your mother didn't teach you about sharing your toys

Russell Keith-Magee

Tuesday 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Audience level: Novice


Your mother probably taught you to share your toys with the other children, and that same philosophy is at the core of the FOSS movement. However, what your mother didn't tell you is that out in the real world, it's not just about sharing. If you share code without a good understanding of the legal and social systems surrounding software development, you can find yourself in hot water.


In this talk, Russell Keith-Magee will bring the experience born of 25+ years as a software developer, 10 years as a Django core developer, 5 years as DSF President, and 5 years as a business owner to expose you to some topics that every software developer should know, but often aren't covered as part of formal training. This includes legal topics such as copyrights, licensing, and trademarks, the role played by codes of conduct, and some of the non-code skills that are important for successful projects, and essential for successful entrepreneurship.

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