Event OCA Days 2020 Online - Training and Learning Event starts on October 15, 2020 at 8:30:00 AM +0200
Working with the community - why it should be the new normal
Presentation Strategic
Location: Track 2 - 10/16/20, 10:10 AM - 10/16/20, 10:40 AM (UTC) (30 minutes)

Working with the community - why it should be the new normal
Frederik Kramer frederik.kramer@initos.com +49 4105 561560

Frederik Kramer is the CEO of initOS GmbH, a German Odoo partner and community member. Frederik holds a diploma on business informatics and a PhD on engineering from the Otto-von-Guericke-University (OVGU) in Magdeburg, Germany. He is a long time scientific research fellow at the Magdeburg Research and Competence Cluster (MRCC) working in the field of IT-strategy and Open Source. Since 2019 he happily serves as a member of the board of the Odoo Community Association.


Software Engineering for decades has been a process that was predominantly internal to a business organization. This was logical because the resulting code in the proprietary era was protected by copyright and kept off the eyes of external competition and users.
In the Open Source era the development model has changed significantly. This talk will focus on why a community centric development process should be today's new normal and why it is so difficult to transform a well taught thought model among even a very young group of software engineers.