Project – Sponsored by SUSE, AMD, IP Exchange, B1 Systems, Heinlein & AppliedMicro • SUSE acts as primary sponsor & patron • SUSE formally contributes as peers in the community & encourages it’s staf to also contribute in their spare time
to set it’s own direction & all that entails • Examples – Diferent default desktop (KDE in openSUSE, GNOME in SLE) – Diferent product scope (Unified openSUSE Distros, SLES/SLED) – Diferent installation workflow
Both openSUSE Distributions are GPLv2+ collective works • Limited “NonFree” Sofware available in Additional Repo – Does not include closed source Linux kernel modules • No CLA / Copyright Agreement Your contributions, your copyright
rapidly respond to changes in upstream projects & adopt new technologies Flexibility – Every upstream is diferent, with diferent release schedules and support lifecycles, openSUSE contributors can adapt their way of working for maximum eficiency and comfort Freedom – No restrictions on finding innovative solutions. “If it works, and you’ll support it” is the primary acceptance criteria.
Choice” - too many choices can be overwhelming to newcomers Misconceptions – Established contributors may be seen as de-facto decision makers and inadvertently discourage new innovative contributors. Few newcomers want to ‘rock the boat’ even when the Project welcomes it. Deadlock – Multiple contributors may not always agree, who decides if compromises cannot be found?
and Substantial” contributions to the openSUSE Project • Receive @opensuse.org email addresses • Voting rights in Board Elections & Major Decisions • Has right to recall the Board (25%+ recall vote required)
Full voting Board Member, with additional responsibility to provide continuity and to represent SUSE to the Board & Project. • Holds veto power. • Elected Board Members can appeal to replace Chairperson.
– email@example.com - Project related list – https://lists.opensuse.org - Index of more specific lists IRC – #opensuse-factory @ irc.freenode.net – Development chat – #opensuse-project @ irc.freenode.net – Project related chat – #opensuse-chat @ irc.freenode.net – Of Topic chat – #opensuse-* @ irc.freenode.net – Many more channels available
sure you know what you’re talking about Research • Google, openSUSE wiki, other FOSS Projects. Where have others tried and failed? Discuss • Bounce ideas of other interested people in IRC, at openSUSE Conferences, etc
Avoid open ended questions – “This is what we need to do, and what I intend to do about it” – Describe findings from “Do your homework”, include proofs of concept if possible – Post on appropriate openSUSE Mailinglist It’s now the responsibility of the Project to convince you to do things diferently
Project contains many experienced contributors, listen to them. – Consider their feedback. – A well informed & well reasoned proposal should illicit well reasoned & informative responses Deciding to do something diferent at this point is not a ‘failure’, but a learning experience
do not need to accept all, or any, of the feedback – If you remain convinced that your planned course is correct, continue on it – If something gets in the way, find compromises Two competing solutions in diferent directions can ofen be resolved by accomplishing both
2006 • Used to reproducibly build the openSUSE® & SUSE® distributions • Can also build packages for other distributions (Fedora/Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, etc) • Also used by ownCloud, Endless Linux, Linux Foundation, VideoLAN (VLC), Dell, Cray, Intel and more. http://openbuildservice.org
Able to fully test Linux distributions from install to user applications • Integral part of the openSUSE® Tumbleweed & Leap process • Used by SUSE® to test SUSE Linux Enterprise • Recently adopted by Red Hat to test Fedora http://open.qa
not scary • More actively contributing SLE code back to openSUSE helps both • Result is more stable for openSUSE users • SLE engineers more actively engaged with ongoing upstream developments • ‘Investing in the Future’ - Less chance of regressions for SLE 15 Such contribution encourages alignment with SLE, which aids an accelerated pace of SLE development, which furthers aid openSUSE development. Repeat ad infinitum.
changing, always needing to adjust workflows • The Arch Way - “Do it yourself, it’s a learning exercise” • The Gentoo Way - “Do it yourself, and you can read the Arch wiki while everything is compiling” • Something went wrong or changed in a way you don’t like? Too bad, good luck undoing it, you can always start again
rolling releases, rely on “Passive Testing” • Put new packages in a “Testing Branch”, wait X days then assume “it’s good enough” and ship! • Works better or worse depending on size of developer & testing communities • Still basically Russian Roulette
communities out there • Community led & driven; while still backed by a strong corporate partner that does not, and cannot, exert excessive control • Leading Innovators in the areas of sofware integration, testing & delivery/distribution • Believers in the motto “Have a lot of fun!”
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