The Debian project is a very successful example of the community development model applied to Free Software. Starting with some of the key decisions in project history that enabled success, Garbee applies his unique experience to explore how communities of developers and users working together accomplish amazing things. His examples range from building amateur satellites and breaking the SPECfp2000 record, to improving the technology literacy of hundreds of thousands of students and ordinary citizens in Spain and beyond.
This keynote presentation was recorded at the Open Source Convention (OSCON) 2004 in Portland, Oregon. See our list of other OSCON presentations.