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open source enough?
Jonathan Schwartz once wrote (in a blog that has now been deleted) about how they were in talks with an organization (he did not reveal the name, but no prizes for guessing) who contented they have a solid database and their developers have no need to use an open source database. Schwartz's team... Read more
5 comments Posted 8 Aug 2013 by Girish Managoli Feed
taxi booking app
Booking a cab is getting easier for passengers thanks to the advent of apps that let you book your cab straight from your smartphone. But implementing those apps and booking systems isn't always the easiest—or most affordable—option for taxi companies.
2 comments Posted 30 Jul 2013 by Ginny Skalski (Red Hat) Feed
lighting in a bottle
Sabai Technology is not your typical tech company. A networking solutions company created in 2010, Sabai is located on Main Street in Simpsonville, SC in an old cabinet shop. Founder and CEO William Haynes first started modifying routers as a missionary in Thailand, helping his fellow expats... Read more
3 comments Posted 29 Jul 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
funding open source projects
The other day I came across a new initiative for funding open source development called the Bitcoin Grant. While interesting at first sight, I was wondering: How is this better than the traditional donation button most open source projects have? The Bitcoin Grant then seems to limit who can donate... Read more
1 comment Posted 22 Jul 2013 by Eran Galperin Feed
open source project leaders
Most open source projects start by scratching the developer’s own itch. They then spread to other developers based on functionality and stability, and the responsiveness of the community.
5 comments Posted 2 Jul 2013 by Josh Fox Feed
open source cloud solution
Everyone has data. It's always growing, and you should have ownership of everything that touches your data. You need to have the ability to see and make changes to the code managing your storage system. Having ownership of your data gives you control of your own destiny. All this started with web... Read more
0 comments Posted 1 Jul 2013 by John Dickinson Feed
FOSS contributors
Concerns are raised every once in a while in the broader free and open source software community about freeloaders. The attitude expressed is that if you're getting the benefit of FOSS, you should contribute. Building a business on a FOSS project you don't own, whether you're providing a service or... Read more
7 comments Posted 25 Jun 2013 by Stephen R. Walli Feed
More than open source
With the volcanic rise of the Android OS, smartphones are becoming predominantly open devices. Millions of people are happily walking around with Linux in their pockets and they don’t even know it. Nor should they have to; your average consumer will not choose a smartphone based on its open... Read more
1 comment Posted 18 Jun 2013 by Erlend Sogge Heggen Feed
testing software
Question: How do you get more developers to contribute to a free and open source software project? Contribution is the lifeblood of a FOSS community  Without contributions the community can’t grow beyond the initial project founders. People don’t just show up ready to work. They very likely start... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Jun 2013 by Stephen R. Walli Feed
open source communities
Open source software is not only about programming code. There exist a vast amount of different organizational structures that facilitate the development and diffusion of open source software. In this article, I explain the main types of organizations within the open source community.
3 comments Posted 10 Jun 2013 by Matthias Stürmer Feed

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