Shortly after we published Telling the open source story - Part 1, Jelly Helm--the creator of the the Wikimedia Foundation videos discussed in that piece--came to speak to the People and Brand group at Red Hat. Jelly talked to us about how he approaches finding a brand narrative--the story that... Read more
In the first session of FUDCon talks this past weekend, Diana Harrelson reported on her anthropological study of the Fedora community, which she used to find ways to sustain and grow an open source development community. She studied the group from the Fedora 12 launch through the Fedora 13... Read more
A few weeks ago I gave a talk entitled "Breaking the Software Death Cycle with Domain Driven Design" at the New York DDD Meet-up at Microsoft. Domain Driven Design (DDD) is a way of thinking and a set of priorities, aimed at accelerating software projects that have to deal with complex domains. My... Read more
FUDCon Tempe gets started tonight. Even if you're not there, you can still join in. We're finishing up the opensource.com anniversary week by liveblogging open source stories from FUDCon. What kinds of stories?
In December, we asked you to vote on your favorite images from 2010. Numerous people voted on the five most popular images in each channel (chosen based on Flickr views), and the winners are:
If there's one thing that's important to us, it's community. And we want to know how our community (that's you) feels about opensource.com. Please take five minutes to give us some feedback through our first opensource.com reader survey. It's pretty short, and your feedback will help us give you... Read more
Facebook announced this week that they will begin republishing user information in ads in a feature called "sponsored stories." They'll be using your likes and check-ins with sponsors in ads that your friends will see.
Congrats to the winners of our Twitter/Identi.ca anniversary t-shirt giveaway (Identi.ca users noted in parentheses; all others are from Twitter):
Usually when Facebook comes up at opensource.com, it's because they've done something that's very much the opposite of open. But a blog post on FrameThink this week showed Facebook's more open side.
I was pretty excited to see the announcement about a sequel to Tron. The original movie was one that helped define my career as a bona fide geek. I still remember being wowed by the light cycles and over-the-top scenes. When I first started using Linux, one of the first open source games I played... Read more