Open source is not just free software

Open source is not just a means to obtaining free software, it also provides us an opportunity to shape and improve the tools we use. When buying a car one is not given a chance to help improve it based upon past experiences with other vehicles, but with open source software this is an option open to all - the real power comes from getting involved. Learn how everyone benefitting from open source software can benefit even further by collaborating to improve it, and why there's an onus on those who can help to do so. Also learn how businesses can greatly benefit from this through self promotion, even on a limited scale, as seen in Mediacurrent's prolific and popular Contrib Committee updates.
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Beginner
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Sep 12 2015 - 4:00pm-Sep 12 2015 - 4:50pm
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162
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Damien is currently a Lead Drupal Architect at Mediacurrent, a leading Drupal consulting firm, has been working with Drupal since 2007, and is currently ranked as the eighteenth most prolific contributor on drupal.org.