This presentation is an introduction to Open Source development on a large scale from the perspective and experiences of the Mozilla project. It covers Open Source, the strategies and roles that have enabled successful distributed development in this project, and a breakdown of the resulting exploitable machinery and technologies in mozilla. This is a technical talk that will be useful to people who want to better understand what Open Source is, how to succeed in an Open Source project of their own, or who want to hack on mozilla code or UI, either as a contributor, or for their own projects (or both!).
Learn what mozilla can do for you, both now and when you're looking for a job!
About the speaker:
Scott Collins has been a participant and contributor on the mozilla project since its inception. Some of his initial contributions to the project were chronicled in the PBS documentary "Code Rush" as Netscape undertook efforts to put their browser into the public domain. He is currently the lead (technical) evangelist of the "Mozilla University" effort that is underway to promote the use, understanding, research and development of mozilla technologies in a variety of educational settings.