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Wednesday, August 29 • 5:40pm - 6:20pm
BoF: Improving External Perception & Internal Experience in Open Source - Christine Peterson, Foresight Institute

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This will be a frank but upbeat and solution-oriented discussion of cultural issues in open source, both in terms of perceptions by potential users and the internal experiences of those working within the community. Examples include external concerns that open source software seems less secure due to accessibility of source code (the opposite of the 'many eyes' concept that open source should be more secure), and addressing the question of how to reduce trolling and ‘bro' behavior in open source and software in general.

The discussion will be moderated by Christine Peterson, co-founder of Foresight Institute, who is credited with bringing the term “open source software” into consideration as a new name for this community twenty years ago.

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Christine Peterson

Cofounder, Foresight Institute
Christine Peterson is Co-founder and former President of Foresight Institute. She lectures and writes about nanotechnology, AI, and longevity, and leads Foresight’s molecular machine research workshops. She is co-author of Unbounding the Future: the Nanotechnology Revolution (Morrow... Read More →

Wednesday August 29, 2018 5:40pm - 6:20pm PDT
Room 118