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Monday, September 11 • 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Experience Forking an Open Source Community - Judy Gichoya, Librehealth

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A natural occurrence of the evolution of open source communities can involve forking the community, versus a buyout which may occur in startups. Some projects, for example open source health systems that provide support to health care systems in developing countries may be detrimental in cases of a buyout that goes wrong. This talk shares the experience of forking a community to form the LibreHealth project which is an umbrella organization for open source projects related to health care. This talk describes the decision making regarding community forking, dealing with code forking and includes lessons learnt, strategies for conflict resolution, and governance.

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Judy Gichoya

Project Maintainer, Librehealth
Judy Gichoya has a passion for utilizing technology to save lives. A medical doctor from Kenya, she has worked with various open source health systems used in many developing countries as a developer, implementer and end user. Her passion in global health and informatics has seen... Read More →

Monday September 11, 2017 2:50pm - 3:30pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 9