I recently had the honor of being on the OVS Orbit podcast. Ben Pfaff has been doing these shows for a short time, and I was happy to join him and discuss open source development processes as they relate to Open Source networking projects.

One key note which Ben calls out is something I firmly believe in, and wanted to quote and paste below:

Kyle’s advice: plan ahead, research the projects, give your developers time to become comfortable with the projects, treat everyone with respect, treat everyone equally, and give back to the core of the project. Keep in mind that little maintenance patch are as important as huge new features. Finally, trust your developers: you hired good people, so trust their ability to work upstream.

Thanks for having me on the show Ben!