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Is it safe to use? What alternatives do I have? Is it easy to install? These were some of the questions asked by Amandeep, a New Delhi based owner of a small scale clothing company, when I pitched to him a few open source solutions that could make his day-to-day operations more efficient. For... Read more
17 comments Posted 17 Feb 2014 by Aseem Sharma Feed
OpenStack is developing like Linux
In spite of its considerable momentum, there are still skeptics about whether OpenStack will ultimately succeed. My colleague tackled some of that skepticism in a blog post last year and I’m not going to rehash those arguments here. Rather, I’m going to make some observations about how OpenStack... Read more
1 comment Posted 14 Feb 2014 by Gordon Haff (Red Hat) Feed
Community participation
Last month, I asked 55 OpenStack developers why they decided to submit one patch to OpenStack and what prevented them from contributing more. The sample polled people who contributed only once in the past 12 months, looking for anecdotal evidence for what we can do to improve the life of the... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Feb 2014 by Stefano Maffulli Feed
share your code
There are rapidly growing feature set, high commit rates, and code contributions happening across the globe to Apache Hadoop and related Apache Software Foundation projects. However, the number of woman developers, committers, and Project Management Committee (PMC) members in this vast and... Read more
1 comment Posted 6 Feb 2014 by Ramya Sunil Feed
open source communities
As a woman in open source, I have found that the values of community, open development, and flat organizational structure appeal equally to both men and women. The ability of local organizers to freely define what type of culture they are building allows them to adapt in order to appeal to the... Read more
2 comments Posted 6 Feb 2014 by Meg Ford Feed
women leaders in open source
Last week, five Joomla! project leaders shared insights into their roles and advice for how to be a great leader in an open source community. Here, we share with you five more leaders in open source sharing wisdom and advice for men and women interested in learning more about how to have a... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Feb 2014 by Joomla! Feed
open source conferences
In the open source world, a women-only event seems counter-intuitive. Yet I am finding reasons for such events the more I attend them. At the OpenStack Summit, a twice-a-year event where OpenStack contributors get together to plan the next release, the Women of OpenStack group has set up events... Read more
5 comments Posted 3 Feb 2014 by Anne Gentle Feed
Linux distributions compared
You know how on TV, NFL analysts will pit one football team against another and say what areas they need to execute well in order to win the game? Here is my take on the most popular desktop Linux distros: Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Chrome OS. Let's not mince words here: Windows is still the undisputed... Read more
101 comments Posted 3 Feb 2014 by Maricelle Thomas Feed
open source company
Until I started graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I had never heard of open source. However, every computer science department of any age and stature uses open source software to support their infrastructure. One or another variant of Linux was always being installed on our... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Feb 2014 by Anne Mulhern (Red Hat) Feed
women leaders in open source
The Joomla! community, inside and outside the company, is diverse and multi-cultural. It is made up of all sorts of people with two things in common: a love for Joomla!
3 comments Posted 30 Jan 2014 by Joomla! Feed

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