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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
When you walk into the cavernous, old tire plant of Canal Place in Akron, Ohio, the last thing that you'd expect to find in this big building is such a "tiny" treasure. Unexpected though it may be, this is where Ken Burns and the TinyCircuits team has set up shop, and it's where they make tiny open... Read more
7 comments Posted 29 Jan 2014 by Lauren Egts Feed
Analyzing corporate contributions
In proprietary software, the company contributes 100% of the code. If you think about a traditional proprietary software product, it has a development community of one: the software company itself. The company’s ability to support that product, to influence the features that come in future versions... Read more
8 comments Posted 29 Jan 2014 by Chuck Dubuque (Red Hat) Feed
In a recent article on Opensource.com, I introduced Data Geekery, the company behind jOOQ, and talked about the challenges we faced when transitioning our products from open source to a revenue-based business model last year. Our team learned a lot about running a business in general as well as... Read more
2 comments Posted 23 Jan 2014 by Lukas Eder Feed
True story. A project team was in need of an open source tool. Following their company's policy, the team requested their Information Systems (IS) department download the tool. They were soon bombarded with a host of questions and a form that needed to be filled out, which they complied with. Not... Read more
2 comments Posted 21 Jan 2014 by Girish Managoli Feed

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