Burning Down the Castle

Presented by Daniel Vetter
Thursday 3:50 p.m.–4:35 p.m. in Collaborative Lecture Theatre CB11.00.405
Target audience: Community


My retrospective on 5 years of Linux kernel maintainership: Why the kernel community is a lot more broken than it looks, why maintainers benefit from that and why it's unlikely to change. Just dissecting the gruesome workings of a broken community might be entertaining, but not all that enlightening. This talk will also look at how well-built communities, both large&small, avoid these pitfalls.

Presented by

Daniel Vetter

Daniel Vetter has the maintainer of the Intel drm/i915 graphics kernel driver since a few years. Besides all the technical challenges he spent a lot of time on improving how the contributors collaborate and how the community is organized. He is working at the Intel Open Source Technology Center.