Last Thursday, our developer program manager for LATAM, Andres L. Martinez, was guest speaker at the second Libresoft Convention. Libresoft is a research group at Rey Juan Carlos University, in Madrid. They collect knowledge about open source software, collaborative activities in communities and industry, producing amazing results about FLOSS and its impact on the economy, technology and society.
After more than a decade, Libresoft has produced lots of research papers and PhDs from professionals with deep knowledge of open source technologies and FLOSS communities. Some of their successful initiatives are Morfeo Project, with more than 100 projects in its forge, Master on Free Software and its participation in many of the most important research projects about FLOSS.
This year, Andres L. Martinez, former “libresofter” and currently developer program manager in BlueVia was guest speaker, sharing some of his experiences running a developer program, where expertise on open source community management is an essential skill. On the stage was also Roberto Majadas, guest speaker, entrepreneur, developer and long standing contributor in Gnome. Roberto presented his experiences on OpenShine, his own FLOSS company. Amazingly, we discovered from his presentation that OpenShine has been collaborating with many big companies, such as Movistar, engaging them in FLOSSand being the protagonism of many FLOSS software releases.
Congrats to Libresoft for hosting the convention and thank you for making BlueVia part of it.