"I believe wholeheartedly that the dream of most open source
developers is to be able to find a way to fund their efforts to
create or merely improve upon the open source projects out there.
And one of the cornerstones that David Mandel expresses during his
talk is that there is a whole lot more to making a success out of
an open source project than just creating a version of it and
"Right away, Mandel made sure to illustrate the importance of
management over everything else. Because a poorly managed project
offers little value to anyone and it also makes seeking any level
of funding a 'not happening' type of event as well, it's very
difficult to seek funding for something that's unworthy. David
expressed the important things that funding sources want to see
before even considering giving away money, regardless of how good
the concept appears to be on the surface..."