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Report and presentation materials for “oVirt – Infrastructure and management platform for the datacenter”


This presentation was the first run of a consolidated slide show about the oVirt project. (ODP, PDF) Wow, it was a lot of dense content to cover, with a range of topics. What is KVM, what is OVA (Open Virtualization Alliance), how KVM works in general, why it’s superior and desirable in the enterprise, history […]

Presentation materials for “How to start an open source project of any scope and size”


Here are the slides from my Friday talk at SCALE10x in the FOSS Mentoring track, “How to start an open source project of any scope and size“: ODP and PDF. These slides are (as usual) under a Creative Commons CC BY SA 3.0. Although a brand-new presentation, I think this one went over pretty well. All […]

Big weekend in Utah


It’s the last day flurry around here as we get ready for Utah Open Source Conference (UTOSC) this weekend. On Wednesday, my girls and Larry and his girl are catching a train in Emeryville, CA.  It’s a 19 hour journey to Salt Lake City, which seems long but is only 7 more hours each way […]

Great stuff at Open Your World Forum, plus me


This Thursday, 27 May, I am going to be closing out a day of awesome talks in an online seminar called Open Your World Forum.  This is a production from, and if the quality of the line-up this time is any indication, the producers have some great talent at drawing together a wide range […]

Six slides about The Open Source Way


After a colleague asked me for a few slides about the handbook The Open Source Way: Creating and nurturing communities of contributors, I realized I needed to put together a shorter presentation (with notes!) that could be reused.  As it so happens, I also need some slides for an upcoming online seminar, Open Your World […]

First keynote – crush or trash at #SCALE8x?


This past Saturday I gave my first keynote at the eighth Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 8x), and I was pretty pleased with the results.  Informal survey says I crushed it, but you can take a look yourself below.  (Part 1 and Part 2) Overall, the keynote went great.  No real glitches and I survived […]

Five fast minutes on The Open Source Way – Ignite at CLSWest


In January 2010 I participated in an Ignite session at the Community Leadership Summit West.  CLS West is a subset of the annual CLS, to be held this year again near OSCON in Portland, OR on 17 and 18 July 2010. This talk is in O’Reilly’s Ignite format, which is 20 slides that auto-advance every […]

Community Leadership Summit up on the westside


CLS West is happening this Saturday 9 January at DeVry University in Daly City.  I’ll be there all day, talking about catalyzing and community and stuff, then giving an Ignite talk at a closed-door event. This is a follow-up to the successful CLS that occurred before the last OSCON in San Jose.  The idea was […]

Interesting open systems problem


(This article arose from my sitting on an open source round table on Monday 08 June in Santa Clara, CA at ConnectivityWeek 2009.  My slides with full speaker notes are available.) For those who’ve never heard of building automation systems (BAS) and the smart grid, you have my pardon to take a few minutes to […]

Presenting ‘Participate or Die’ at CommunityOne Monday 01 June


If you, your friends, colleagues, business associates, or just about anyone who needs … Support for how and why to invest resources in open source A cluebat about why your organization should participate in upstream projects … then send them to Esplanade 302 for my 11:50 am session this Monday 01 June, the first day […]