I will be at Akademy 2019 in Milano, IT for a few days. I am not going alone, Julia JK König. from MBition, will be there with me during the first two days.
MBition is still in the learning phase as organization when it comes to Open Source, but the enthusiasm among my colleagues, including the leadership team, with the posibility of becoming contributors in the near future makes me confident about our Open Source journey.
One of my initial goals is to help the organization to learn about how Open Source communities operate, what are their motivations, what do they do, their governance, etc. As I have written before, I would divide the Open Source communitiesin three big groups:
- Community driven Open Source projects.
- Consortium driven projects.
- Company driven projects.
In order to learn about community driven projects, I think KDE is a great place to start and not just because I am involved in the project. There are several additional reasons. The most obvious ones are:
- MBition is a C++ and Qt house, just like KDE.
- KDE has a significant experience in areas were MBition is currently working on.
- MBition (and Daimler in general) collaborate with Universities in intership programs. KDE is one of the most successfull Open Source projects when it comes to mentoring programs.
- MBition HQ is located in Berlin, GE, and KDE eV is registered there.
- I am not the only current or former KDE contributor at MBition. Motivation is king.
MBition decided not just to attend to Akademy but also to become a Supporter, by the way.
See you there.