Jim Jagielski

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Jim is a well known and acknowledged expert and visionary in Open Source, an accomplished coder, and frequent engaging presenter on all things Open, Web and Cloud related. As a developer, he’s made substantial code contributions to just about every core technology behind the Internet and Web and in 2012 was awarded the O’Reilly Open Source Award and in 2015 received the Innovation Luminary Award from the EU. He is likely best known as one of the developers and co-founders of the Apache Software Foundation, where he has previously served as both Chairman and President and where he’s been on the Board Of Directors since day one. He serves as President of the Outercurve Foundation and was also a director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and. He works at Capital One as a Sr. Director in the Tech Fellows program. He credits his wife Eileen in keeping him sane.

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I do an InnerSource 101 talk, where I go into the principles of InnerSource and then the techniques. At the core, InnerSource is a culture change. If you get the culture right, then you are more than halfway home. Plus, it helps drive the other changes required for successful InnerSource. The slides can be found at http://www.slideshare.net/jimjag/innersource-enterprise-lessons-from-op…

Not sure what the intent is, or even the need. Community software doesn't "really" describe it.

The fact is that "Open Source" is either (1) already known and understood or (2) gaining traction and just needs to be better explained. Rebranding kills the progress already made by Open Source and simply moves the goalposts.

Instead of wasting time about re-branding, let's spend that time with simple education and advocacy. Must better use of resources and energy.