Talk by Stefan Bodewig (Apache ant) on FOSS Backstage Micro-Summit Berlin, Nov 20th

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Talk by Stefan Bodewig (Apache ant) on FOSS Backstage Micro-Summit Berlin, Nov 20th

Johan Corveleyn-3
Hi,

Just thought I'd share this ...
I'm following some other ASF mailinglists and saw an interesting post
by Stefan Bodewig on the ant dev-mailinglist [1] "Topics for Talk at
FOSS Backstage Micro-Summit in Berlin". He starts his mail with: "I'll
be talking about learnings from 17 years of Ant and the challenges of
aging open source projects."

This somehow sounded familiar to me :-), which is why I'm posting it
here as potentially interesting to people in the Subversion community.
If anyone in the Berlin area has a chance to go there, on Monday 20th
of November [2], it might be worth it ...

Some excerpts from his Topics-mail that struck a chord with me:

[[[
* the power of user lists and the value of non-coding contributors
...
* dealing with "drive-by contributions"
...
* Aging project
... Finding new contributors becomes very difficult (and we may be
making it hard for new folks to join). Committers age as well, prepare
for losing them.
]]]

Subversion is of course a different project in a lot of ways, but
there are interesting similarities as well, IMHO.


[1] http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/ant-dev/201711.mbox/%3c87bmkme38h.fsf@...%3e

[2] https://berlinbuzzwords.de/17/news/foss-backstage-micro-summit-program-online-now

--
Johan