An open source project’s website is the main gateway for potential users and contributors to learn about your project, and it assists existing community members to contribute to the project. But it has to do it right. Does your website clearly present your project, its goals and status, and assist... Read more
The life of a community manager is challenging and rewarding. Building systematic ways to engage a community and understanding why they value being part of the group they've chosen is what I find most challenging. Celebrating the successes of the community is what I’ve found most rewarding.
When I first started working at ByWater Solutions the company was in its infancy, and as such couldn't afford a full time employee, but that didn't stop them from hiring me. ByWater Solutions provides support, hosting, training, and development for the Koha open source integrated library system.... Read more
Ancient Greece had its Great Explainers, one of whom was Plato. The open source community has its Great Explainers, one of whom is Michael Tiemann.
Let me start by saying this is absolutely not a Docker bashing article. I actually love Docker, and I think it is an outstanding piece of software that will have great success. But I have to confess, I’m not sure that it deserves the virtualization moniker that so many in the industry are hanging... Read more
Who's going to Paris? The OpenStack community! The OpenStack Foundation recently launched their rating tool for presentation proposals for the OpenStack Summit in Paris, November 3-7. And you can help set the open source agenda. The chairs for each track get the final say about presentation topics... Read more
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.
Paying talented developers to write high quality code isn't cheap; why on Earth would you then turn around and give that code to your competitors? Turns out, there's probably a competitive advantage in doing so.
Last week, we published articles from eight young professionals in open source—they are interns, students, and fellows working on open source projects and for teams that are part of open source businesses. This week, we'll publish articles from open source professionals who have been working in the... Read more
The end of Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is near, so I wanted to share with you how things worked out for me as an intern with OpenStack. Precisely, I wanted to let you know my perception about what it takes to participate in GSoC, the blockers you may encounter and how to overcome them, what to... Read more