Peter Ledbrook discusses the benefits and drawbacks of open source, advising that it should not be treated as a no-cost solution. He also offers ideas for making the community more active and engaged.
Peter Ledbrook is a long time Java developer, Grails user, core committer, plugin author, and co-author of the book Grails in Action with Glen Smith. With a passion for how new technology can help developers get stuff done, he has worked in with lots of open source projects and attempts to make the ones he likes more accessible. He is currently immersed in the Groovy ecosystem.
GR8Conf US is a conference dedicated to Groovy, Grails, Griffon and other GR8 technologies in Minneapolis, MN.