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NASA Open Source Summit 2011

NASA Open Source Summit 2011

This event brings together engineers and policy makers across NASA and respected members of the open source community to discuss the challenges with the existing open source policy framework, and propose modifications that would make it easier for NASA to develop, release, and use open source software.

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Virtual Participation

This event is not your standard conference. It's a Focus Forum. A Focus Forum is an inter-agency collaborative event hosted by an agency for the purpose of innovating new thinking and capturing solutions on a specific topic. This deeper focus is the next stage in the evolution of the popular OpenGov Community Summits that were co-hosted by the DOT, USDA, NASA, Treasury, EPA, and GSA throughout 2010. You can learn more on the Open Forum Foundation website. If you are interested in hosting one at your agency, please contact Wayne Burke.

This means we're moving beyond educating attendees with speakers toward providing a structured framework for conversational problem solving. Participants are expected to fully engage in topically relevant conversations and to share expertise.

Overview of Virtual Participation

We’ve designed this summit to be as engaging as possible. You’ll be able to participate by watching the live streaming video of the presenters in the video above. You will also be able to join in breakout sessions over the phone with other remote participants after you register for a PIN here. In the agenda below, you will find links to take notes collaboratively.

Tangible Outputs

In order to define the future of open source at NASA, the event is designed to create:

  1. A ranked list of issues pertaining to the formation of a new open source policy for the development, use, and release of open source software by NASA. The conversation has already begun, and you can join it right now on our ideation forum.
  2. Proposed solutions for each of the Issues.

All times shown are pacific standard. These agendas are subject to change up to and throughout the event. Please check back frequently as it may be impractical to provide notice of every change.

Opening

Live Video (at the top of this page) Small-Group Breakouts via Phone
9:00am Dr. Tsengdar Lee, NASA
Introduction and framing
9:15am Wayne Burke, Open Forum Foundation
Overview, Goals, and Format of the Summit

Morning

Watch the Live Video (at the top of this page) Participate
Join the morning phone conversations:
Maestro Conference (to get a PIN)
Capture notes on the web:
Topic
What are the important issues?
9:30-9:55am David Wheeler, Institute for Defense Analysis/DoD
What is possible? Key differences between open source development inside and outside federal government
10:00-10:25am Terry Fong, NASA ARC
Open Source at NASA
10:30-10:55am Patrick Hogan, NASA
World Wind, Implementing an Open Source Project at NASA
10:30-11:00am Breakout session #1
Via participation links above.
11:00-11:30am Breakout session #2
Via participation links above.

Lunch

12:00pm Free Time

Afternoon

Watch the Live Video (at the top of this page) Participate
Join the morning phone conversations:
Maestro Conference (to get a PIN if you don’t have one yet)
Capture notes on the web:
Use the links next to the issue(s) below.
Topic
Develop solutions to:
Issue 1 Communication and publicizing NASA's open source efforts
Collaborative Notes: Edit / Read Only
Issue 2 Licensing
Collaborative Notes: Edit / Read Only
1:15pm Wayne Burke, Open Forum Foundation
Welcome back, afternoon goals.
1:30-1:55pm Richard Bullington-McGuire & Guy Martin
DoD's forge.mil: Collaborating on Software Development within DoD
1:30pm Breakout session #1
Choose an issue and connect via participation links above.
2:00pm Breakout session #2
Choose an issue and connect via participation links above.
2:30pm Breakout session #3
Choose an issue and connect via participation links above.
Topic
Develop solutions to:
3:00-3:25pm Bob Sutor, IBM
The Value of Open Source
3:00pm Breakout session #1
Choose an issue and connect via participation links above.
3:30-3:55pm Chris Mattmann, NASA JPL
Open Source at NASA
3:30pm Breakout session #2
Choose an issue and connect via participation links above.
4:00pm Breakout session #3
Choose an issue and connect via participation links above.

Closing

4:35pm Wayne Burke, Open Forum Foundation
Summary of Day 1, Overview of Day 2
4:40-4:45pm Ray O’Brien, NASA
Moving forward

Opening

Live Video (at the top of this page) Small-Group Breakouts via Phone
9:00am James Williams, NASA
Welcome to Day Two
9:15am Wayne Burke, Open Forum Foundation
Overview, Goals and Format of the Summit
9:30-9:55am Group Discussion
Review the Issue List, what’s missing?

Morning

Watch the Live Video (at the top of this page) Participate
Join the morning phone conversations:
Maestro Conference (to get a PIN if you don’t have one yet)
Link to Notes
Click here for links to collaborative notes for all issues.
10:00-10:25am Chris Wanstrath, Github
Github
10:30-10:55am Chris DiBona, Google
Google, NASA, and Open Source
11:00am Breakout session #1
Choose an issue and connect via participation links above.

Afternoon

Watch the Live Video (at the top of this page) Participate
Join the morning phone conversations:
Maestro Conference (to get a PIN if you don’t have one yet)
Link to Notes
Click here for links to collaborative notes for all issues.
12:00pm Breakout session #2
Choose an issue and connect via participation links above.
1:15pm Wayne Burke, Open Forum Foundation
Welcome back, afternoon goals.
Topic
Open discussions that may revisit any topic from the rest of the event or cover entirely new topics that have been missed thus far.
1:30-1:55pm Brian Stevens, RedHat
TBD
2:00pm Breakout session #3
Choose an issue and connect via participation links above.
3:00-3:25pm Pascal Finette
The Mozilla example: What’s happening with open source in industry?
3:30-3:40pm Linda Cureton, NASA
Thank you, Wrap up.
3:40pm Free Time

Closing

4:30pm Wayne Burke, Open Forum Foundation
Closing

Help

If you require assistance with virtual participation at any point throughout the Open Source Summit, please contact Lucas Cioffi at lucaNo Spams@openNo SpamforumfoNo Spamundation.org or use the embedded chat above. Note that due to potential volume, chat messages may go unanswered. In such a case, please send Lucas an email directly.

Collaborative Notes

If collaborative note taking fails for any reason, please take notes offline and then submit them to Lucas Cioffi at lucaNo Spams@openNo SpamforumfoNo Spamundation.org for compilation.

Feedback

Please direct your feedback before, during, and after the event to Kim Lembo at kimNo Spamberly.leNo Spammbo@nNo Spamasa.gov.