community

Last year, we announced the Opensource.com Community Moderator program. It's been a huge success. We've learned a lot from our moderators and have recently made updates as we continually improve the program. The purpose of the Community Moderator program is to identify key Opensource.com... Read more
5 comments Posted 24 Jan 2014 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
participation in Opensource.com
On Opensource.com in 2011 we launched our points and badge system. Many of our readers log in daily, vote on and rate articles, add their comments, and participate in polls—all while earning points for their activity. Recent feedback from our community moderators and other community members has... Read more
11 comments Posted 6 Dec 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
thank you the open source way
A simple thank you goes a long way. That's why I would like to thank you, our readers and contributors, for making Opensource.com a vibrant community. We have experienced tremendous growth over the last year and much of that is because of you. Now, I'd like to challenge you to help us pay it... Read more
1 comment Posted 27 Nov 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open source ideas
How often have you thought of a way to improve a piece of software or hardware? How many times have you wondered why companies invest millions of dollars to produce a product that is obviously lacking from the moment it launches? Have you ever wished you were in a position, or had the skills, to... Read more
1 comment Posted 22 Nov 2013 by Beaux Walton Feed
free open source software survey 2013
In 2002, the GSyC/LibreSoft research group at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos successfully surveyed a broad swath of over 2500 respondents (mostly developers) from open source and free software communities. They have long been researching and collaborating with Free and Libre Open Source Software (... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Nov 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
Open is a better way
After almost 10 years in open source, Robin Muilwijk is still fighting the misconceptions that come with working in the industry. He says the toughest part is finding the right balance between openness while continuing to promote the open source way of doing business.
0 comments Posted 3 Jul 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Community building the open source way
If you're looking for a few immediately useful actions for community building, here are 50 that might help.
0 comments Posted 26 Jun 2013 by Richard Millington 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 strategy and business models
As an organization or even individual there always seem to be questions when considering whether or not to make your project or code snippet open source. Many times, it starts with trying to figure out which license to use. But there are many other things to consider. We derived a list for you the... Read more
7 comments Posted 15 May 2013 by Michael Ferris (Red Hat) Feed
open here
JQooBe is a platform that allows users to create simple blogs, websites, and advanced applications within a community. It is developed in PHP, Ajax, and MySQL. I talked with Federico Pilia, one of the founders of JQooBe, about why this platform is different from other content management systems.
0 comments Posted 14 May 2013 by Alanna Howard (Red Hat) Feed

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