Interview with Bob Young, co-founder of the Linux Journal in 1994, co-founder and CEO of Red Hat from 1993 through 2000, and founder of Lulu.com where remains the CEO today. Prior to All Things Open in October where Bob will be speaking, he tells us about the role open technologies play at Lulu and... Read more
10 ways to fund, write, distribute, and maintain a book; example is The Nature of Code by Daniel Shiffman.
Written by several members of the OpenStack community, the O'Reilly OpenStack Operations Guide is a paper version of the excellent guide available in the OpenStack docs. Though I haven't gotten my hands on the print version yet, I found the digital version looked awfully familiar, as many a... Read more
The open source movement can trace its beginnings to a famous strategy session held in Palo Alto, CA in February 1998, where the term "open source" was coined. That meeting led to the Open Source Definition, to advocacy for the use of open source software, and, fairly quickly, to worldwide... Read more
This year at Opensource.com, we challenged our contributors to give us the best and most useful guides, how-tos, and tutorials they could produce from their experiences and work in various open source industries and sectors. In this Best of Opensource.com, our top guides and tutorials this year... Read more
If you shut people in a room for a week with seven other people with the same interests, they have a ball and write a book. —Adam Hyde, founder of FLOSS Manuals That’s what happened at the 2013 edition of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Doc Camp. A group of 20 open source enthusiasts gathered... Read more
I spent the past year writing The Librarian’s Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud, a book which focuses on using and thinking about cloud services in an academic research context. I’m fortunate enough to belong to a union that negotiated research leave for new faculty, and that leave made the... Read more
People want access to content. And creative commons allowed me to give them access to my content. One man decides to publish his own book—but there's no road map, no previous information to help him navigate how to do it! How will he sell a copy to people he doesn't already know?
Let's say you want to understand what makes free and open source software (FOSS) so vital today—and what makes those who write it so committed to their difficult work. How would you do this?
In 2008, representatives of the Personal Democracy Forum sent dozens of writers, pundits, politicians, entrepreneurs, researchers, and think-tankers the following prompt: