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Thursday, February 16 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Open Source Governance Models: From BDFL to Consensus Seeking - Myles Borins, Google

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This session will use the story of Node.js to discuss the positive and negative aspects of a variety of open source governance models. Prior to the fork Node.js was run using a Benevolent Dictator for Life model. After merging with io.js the project adopted a distributed consensus model for landing all changes and governance.

The project has seen a resurgence in contribution in the new model, but it is not without it's own problems. The sessions will examine the reality of these different models and lessons learned.

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Myles Borins

Developer Advocate, Google
Myles Borins is a developer, musician, artist, and maker They work for Google as a developer advocate serving the Node.js ecosystem Myles cares about the open web and healthy communities

Thursday February 16, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm PST
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