Keeping an open source project going for 27 years
03-17, 14:00–14:30 (Europe/Berlin), Stage 3

FreeDOS is the little project that could. We started the FreeDOS Project in 1994 to create an open source DOS operating system. While DOS is no longer the dominant operating system like it was in the 1980s or early 1990s, FreeDOS remains active after 27 years. We have an engaged developer community that continues to create new DOS programs and add new features to FreeDOS. In this talk, I'll share how we started FreeDOS, and best practices to how we've engaged the FreeDOS community to keep it going strong.

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Jim Hall is an open source software advocate and developer, best known for usability testing in GNOME and as the founder + project coordinator of FreeDOS. At work, Jim is CEO of Hallmentum, an IT executive consulting company that provides hands-on IT Leadership training, workshops, and coaching.