How to Be a Good Corporate Citizen in Open Source

Collaboration within open source projects is becoming increasingly important for companies, but it can be difficult to strike the right balance between the needs of the company and the open source project. This can create friction and put significant pressure on employees who participate on behalf of their company when the needs of the individual, the company, and the community are not aligned. This talk will focus on ways to create this alignment between individuals, companies, and the community to help all of us be successful together.


  • Dawn Foster
    Dawn Foster

    Dawn is Director of Open Source Community Strategy at VMware. She is a Governing Board member / maintainer for CHAOSS, Steering Committee member for the TODO Group, co-chair of the CNCF Contributor Strategy TAG, and OpenUK board member. She has 20+ years of experience at companies like Intel and Puppet and has spoken at over 100 industry events. In her spare time she enjoys reading science fiction, running, and traveling.


Jul 19 2022


15:15 - 16:00


Room Barcelona I