People are our most important asset - Why Organizational or Corporate Culture in FLOSS Organisations Matters.
Speaker: Anne Østergaard
The decision making processes vary from one Floss organisation to the next. To get more people to join and enjoy working for our project we need to look at our people managing skills.
The way we organize ourselves is one of the keys to how successful our project is going to be.
Consensus decision-making is a different - and to many a new way to run an organization.
Consensus is about participation and equalizing power. It can be a very powerful process for building communities and empowering individuals - that is if we can avoid the most common problem and only use the method when it is suitable.
Anne Østergaard holds a Law Degree from The University of Copenhagen. After a decade in government service, international organizations, and private enterprise she is presently an Libre Software entrepreneur. In her spare time Anne Østergaard serves as Vice Chairman of the GNOME Foundation Board of Directors. As a member of the Eurolinux Alliance, Anne Østergaard is working against the legalisation of software patents in Europe. Anne Østergaard is also working for free and open standards and file formats, Libre Software in education (The MoLOS or Master Libre Project), the health sector and FLOSS as development aide, privacy on the Internet and more women in the ICT sector.