Computing That Serves

Open Development != Open Source


Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 11:00am


Justin Erenkrantz
Former President, The Apache Software Foundation
CTO of Project WBS


Chuck Knutson

Over the last decade, many academics and companies have embraced "open source" in a variety of ostensibly successful endeavors.  However, these efforts often neglect one of the necessary principles to achieve true success: having a transparent community supporting the source code.  Recently, a number of high-profile "open source" projects have undergone severe schisms within their community due to unsustainable community dynamics.  In this talk, Dr. Justin Erenkrantz, former President of The Apache Software Foundation, will describe open development within the context of The Apache Software Foundation. Using these principles, the foundation is now home to over 100 world-leading products with multiple stakeholders and contributors constructively participating together.


Dr. Justin R. Erenkrantz is CTO of Project WBS.  From 2007-2010, he served as President of The Apache Software Foundation.  He has been a long-time contributor to the Apache HTTP Server, Subversion, APR, and Serf.  He received his PhD from the University of California, Irvine for his dissertation on "Computational REST: A New Model for Decentralized, Internet-Scale Applications".