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Monday, June 29 • 3:20pm - 3:45pm
How to Grow Your Open Source Project and Become an Umbrella Project - John Mertic, The Linux Foundation

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Since its launch in 2015, Open Mainframe Project has slowly gained technical momentum and grown the ecosystem. With more than 30 partners and members, 2019 was a turning point for the project. We doubled the number of projects that are hosted and became more of an umbrella much like CNCF, LF Edge and Hyperledger. This is an extraordinary accomplishment, which speaks to the commitment that companies of all sizes have made to be good partners in the OMP community.

In this session, John Mertic will outline growing pains and strategies that have helped OMP break apart from the pack and become an umbrella with nine different but complementary open source projects underneath it. OMP has a technical infrastructure that lets contributors share responsibility for the project, which ensures that the people contributors trust with decision making are in-fact granted ownership over that decision making and also that responsibilities are distributed rather than centralized whenever possible. John will also discuss some of the new OMP projects and how to jump start their TSC and contributors.

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John Mertic

Executive Director, Open Mainframe Project
John Mertic is the Director of Program Management for The Linux Foundation. Under his leadership, he has helped ASWF, ODPi, Open Mainframe Project, and R Consortium accelerate open source innovation and transform industries. John has an open source career spanning two decades, both... Read More →

Monday June 29, 2020 3:20pm - 3:45pm CDT
OS Program Office Theater