Open Source Projects and Product Management - Need, Pain or Useless?

Holger Dyroff

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Patrick and Holger from ownCloud will question and discuss if Open Source Projects need Product Management and if it makes any difference. Communities open many feature requests – which one shall be implemented? Only the once volunteers show up to offer code? How to handle interests of organizations in the community?
Specific developments for customers will have an impact on roadmap and featureset – is this good or bad and how can it be managed? Sometimes there are conflicts – how can those be solved? Do Developers experience Product Management as a pain or do they see value? What difference does it make for the users?
By keeping the balance between divers interests Open Source Product Management provides value for everybody!
Patrick Maier, Product Manager ownCloud
Holger Dyroff, Co-Founder ownCloud