Managing client’s projects in open source and being profitable

By Alvaro Soliverez, Collabora Ltd

Working directly with the community, keeping the customer happy and profitable, all at the same time, is challenging but possible! This talk is about the tools and methods we use to deliver successful projects to our customers, caring for the Open Source project at the same time. A balancing act that requires being deeply involved in what the team and the community are doing, promoting open source with your customer and understanding and explaining the pros and cons constantly.


Working in IT since 1997, participating in open source projects since 2008, and employed at Collabora Ltd since 2010. Since 2014 I lead projects for customers, all related to open source.
I have presented in several open source conferences, the last one was Open Source Summit in Prague in October 2017.