Numerous real-world examples clearly demonstrate that pairing open source technology with a commercial business to refine marketing and delivery to the enterprise user is a highly successful hybrid model, and one that is likely to become increasingly prevalent in years to come.
Dealing with many different viewpoints can be a challenge for many open source community moderators. Moodle's Samantha Gartner explains how her team prioritizes feature requests and manages community feedback.
In this interview, Tesora founder and CTO Amrith Kumar provides an update on the Trove project and explains important management considerations for databases in the cloud.
POSSCON, a technical conference, is just around the corner. Given the speaker lineup and talk topics, the event again promises to be one of the most interesting open tech and open web conferences of the year. The list of speakers is long and each one is a master in their field. I got in touch with one, Semmy Purewal of Netflix, to find out more about the culture there, his favorite open source tools, and the impact of open source on his career.
In Michigan Tech's open source 3D printing course, students build their own 3D printers and use them to complete various class projects. The entire course—from hardware, software, firmware, and course materials—is free and open source.
In this contributor spotlight, meet David Both, a regular contributor to Opensource.com, most notable for his Linux philosophy series. He tells us what his favorite open source tools are, what he wishes were more open, and more.
Brent Turner of the California Association of Voting Officials (CAVO) talks with us about the unfortunate trend for vendors to "openwash" their offerings; that is, to misrepresent proprietary products as if they were open source, with the intent of making them more appealing.
Doug Kim is a frequent lecturer on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and licensing, and will be speaking at POSSCON on Tuesday, April 14th. The title of his presentation is, The Law and Open Source: What You Must Know. In this interview with him prior to his talk, find out more about his background, his upcoming presentation, and his thoughts on the current intellectual property landscape and how it impacts open source.
EspoCRM is an easy-to-use open source customer relationship management (CRM) tool designed to be fast, simple, and customizable.
The Opensource.com weekly look at what is happening in the OpenStack community and the open source cloud at large.