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"In 2004, six months after suddenly losing my father, I became a single dad. I was forced to give up my travelling position as an application specialist for a large ERP software manufacturer."   Aaron Nursoo first became interested in open source software because it was free.  He saw in it an... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Feb 2011 by Beverly Pearl Feed
Starting a business is always a bit of a gamble. But investing in a start-up is practically a guessing game. “A lot of venture capitalists will tell you that for early stage investment they don't have any real way of knowing which businesses will succeed,” said Marc Dangeard, head of Entrepreneur... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Feb 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
A few years back, a good friend recommended I pick up a copy of Designing Brand Identity: an essential guide for the whole branding team by Alina Wheeler. Now in its 3rd edition, it's a beautiful book, well designed and easy to read or to use as a reference.
2 comments Posted 14 Feb 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
Open source software is becoming a dominant force in the software world and the world in general. Unfortunately, many universities still teach computer science without any mention of this recent advance. In the fall of 2007, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) set out to change this.
6 comments Posted 10 Feb 2011 by David Doria Feed
What does authentic open source community governance look like? An open source community will involve many people gathering for their own independent reasons around a free software commons with source code licensed under an OSI-approved open source license. But there's more to software freedom... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 Feb 2011 by Simon Phipps Feed
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
13 comments Posted 31 Jan 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
We hope you've had a chance to celebrate our anniversary this week with us. There's been a lot to see, do, and participate in, and we'd like to know what your favorite was. Thanks for your feedback, and feel free to add other comments below.
0 comments Posted 30 Jan 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
We hope you've had a chance to celebrate our anniversary this week with us. There's been a lot to see, do, and participate in, and we'd like to know what your favorite was. Thanks for your feedback, and feel free to add other comments below.
0 comments Posted 30 Jan 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
We're happy to announce another new feature on opensource.com. The Contributor Spotlight now appears on the homepage and features users from our community. Right now, we don't have any specific rules about who can go there or how long they stay. Our current thinking is the Contributor Spotlight... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Jan 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Today you might have noticed a few new things on opensource.com, like badges appearing under users in the comments. We're launching a points and badge system (in beta) for the site. We're still ironing out some bugs, but here's a little more about the system and why we're doing it. Meritocracy is... Read more
32 comments Posted 24 Jan 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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