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Acquia CEO on open innovation and new markets for Drupal

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Drupal is seeing tremendous growth in adoption and high demand for Drupal talent. Over the last few years, I’ve watched Drupal evolve from a content management system to a social publishing platform, and now it’s looking to establish itself as a web engagement management platform—managing more than just content. Drupal already has a strong presence in government, media, publishing, higher education, and high tech. So, what markets are next? » Read more

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Bountysource CEO talks open source crowdfunding and bounties for developers

Bountysource crowdfunding site for open source

Nearly a decade ago, two friends set out to create a full project management platform for open source software called Bountysource. The year was 2004 and the friends were Warren Konkel and David Rappo, and their vision included creating code repositories, file hosting, issue tracking, and bounty support.

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Contest and call for project contributors to Eclipse BPMN2 Modeler

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With the growing popularity of open source, it’s getting harder and harder to attract contributors to new projects. A quick Internet search shows us that there are about 20,000+ FLOSS projects out there, and the number of new projects continues to double about every 14 months.

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Company culture at Red Hat through the eyes of the 2013 summer interns

red hat intern program

Every year, a select group of university students and recent graduates join Red Hat’s North American summer intern program. The application and interview process is vigorous. In 2013, we received more than 5,800 applicants and hired only 71. But for those chosen, a Red Hat summer internship offers unique opportunities to learn, grow, and network.

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Don't break the sharing chain of code

share quality code

Sharing is easy. Everyday we have faster, easier and many more ways to do it. Sharing is also important. They say happiness gets bigger when it’s shared, as sorrow gets smaller. We share everyday and we feel good about it. We share our knowledge about an issue, we share advice when needed, and we share our opinion on all sorts of things.

But the best thing about sharing is when our friends also share their points of view, giving everyone a better vision of the topic and enriching each another through a new perspective.

Sharing code is similar.

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OpenProject: Team collaboration redesigned

team collaboration

Finding the right project management solution for your team can be very hard. Finding an open source project management solution may be even harder. That's the mission of OpenProject: to build an enterprise-ready, web-based, open source project management solution that allows teams to collaborate throughout the project life cycle. Additionally, the project aims to replace proprietary software like Microsoft Project Server or Jira. » Read more

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Three free books on open innovation

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I am a Copenhagen-based author, speaker, and strategic advisor who focuses on the topics of open innovation, innovation culture, and communication for innovators. I believe open innovation requires a global perspective and I have given talks and worked with companies in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America.

Here I share three free books I've written on open innovation. » Read more

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A viable way of building decentralized web apps

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Despite all the programming languages, the thousands of libraries, and the millions (or so it seems) of JavaScript libraries in the web ecosystem, there is still one path to building modern web applications: store everything on a server and when users open up their web browser, the "client"—the code running inside the browser—displays the data and receives user input that is sent back to the server.

This is the dumb client, smart server, powerless client, omnipotent server approach.

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Unleash your team's potential with Feng Office

open source projects

Feng Office's tag line is: Unleash your team's potential. It's an open source collaboration platform for teams and businesses that began as an academic project at UdelaR University. Interested students worked on the initial research and development, and today it remains an open source project.

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Do cloud right: Four critical steps to selecting the provider for you

cloud services and providers

When Edward Snowden leaked intelligence files, a storm was triggered in the cloud, leaving a path of destruction. Snowden’s email provider Lavabit shut down. So has the email offering of Silent Circle. The Guardian ran a story declaring: Lavabit’s closure marks the death of secure cloud computing in the U.S. And the EU is not entirely unaffected either. Be it by the Tempora program in the UK or the U.S. National Security Agency facilities that reportedly reside in Germany.

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