QtPass and opensource project management
The road from a 2 day project till inclusion in all distro's
This talk focusses on how QtPass went from a 2 evening necessity project to get management in on using a group password manager, to a full fledged project with over 40 contributors that is available on all linux distributions and OSs.
Working at a full service internet bureau I was shocked to see their way of storing credentials. The most shocking thing was that this seemed to be defacto industry standard behaviour.
A solution for the developers was soon found in pass, the standard UNIX password manager.
Unfortunately management in unable (or rather unwilling) to use CLI tools. So in two evenings I wrote a quick graphical read-only password viewer that used pass to allow management to view passwords. As an added bonus, all internal mails between developers and management were now instantly encrypted aswel.
I put it on github, under a group label, did a little hackathon to have people help me translate it to some languages and thought that was it.
But this was only the start of my adventures into opensource project management.
|Anne Jan Brouwer|