Speed up contribution to Free Software with Upstream University
Contributing to free software projects requires persistence, humility, and above all, good communication skills. Is it possible to teach these to aspiring contributors? If so, how?
Upstream University was founded by FSF France after the OpenStack summit in April 2012 with the belief that this is not only possible but desirable from the point of view of the free software communities, the contributors themselves, and even the companies that hire them. With the backing of luminaries such as Richard Stallman, Bradley Kuhn, Karen Sandler and Dave Neary, it devised a training program aimed at helping professional developers (and documenters!) contribute successfully to Free Software projects.