Open Source Health: A Practitioners Guide - Mike Milinkovich
The Eclipse Foundation has been in existence for 17 years, and it eponymous project is approaching its twentieth birthday. Having grown a community from a single project to over 350, and from one single-vendor-led project to over 300 members we have direct experience with managing open source software through the entire lifecycle: from initial hype and excitement through maturity and into issues of longevity and sustainability. This talk will discuss how the Eclipse Foundation views project and software health, and some of the metrics that we track. Using a number of concrete case studies we will illustrate how an institution such as the Eclipse Foundation can support the health of projects, communities, and software over decades.
Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for over thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management to IP licensing. He has been the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. In that role he is responsible for supporting both the Eclipse open-source community and its commercial ecosystem. Prior to joining Eclipse, Mike was a vice president in Oracle’s development group. Other stops along the way include several startups, IBM, and Nortel Research.
As an industry leader, Mike has sat on the Boards of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), and the OpenJDK community, as well as the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP).