Agility and Free Software: do they fit together?

Some people believe agility can be applied to free software, some believe it cannot. Who is right? Well, it depends… In this session we will drill down into the complex world of agile methods, going beyond the textbook renditions and trying to understand what agile practices can be used in an open software development context and how. We will discover that the use of agility is indeed possible and beneficial, though the typical configuration of free source projects requires some contextualisations. We will also discuss how agility could help you in the integration of free software in your project.