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more than being open source
Roy Tennant wrote an interesting post about the definition of open source, in it he says: "Open source" should mean exactly that and nothing more—the source code of the software is open, thereby allowing others to see it, understand it, and perhaps modify it. How the software itself is developed... Read more
2 comments Posted 10 Sep 2012 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
open source lightning talks
Do you see government as an institution without much room for growth and change? The open source way is creating a path for citizens to become empowered and help their community make improvements where traditional methods have failed—through active participation, gained knowledge, and a two-way... Read more
2 comments Posted 31 Aug 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
wave graph
David Boswell has a couple of interesting posts (here and here) about how he is using metrics to measure how effective Mozilla is at attracting and engaging people who express an interest in helping contribute to the Mozilla mission.
0 comments Posted 29 Aug 2012 by David Eaves Feed
diaspora
We've followed Diaspora for a while now, since its beginning when it was the largest project Kickstarter had seen and was being called "the Facebook killer." Two years later, the "open source social network" is becoming more open by turning into a community-run project, and the Diaspora team is... Read more
2 comments Posted 28 Aug 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Core purpose
Mailing lists seem to be the life blood of many open source projects. Here at Red Hat, there seems to be a mailing list for everything. There’s a company-wide memo-list to foster collaboration and connect with colleagues around the world and many special interest mailing lists like our home beer... Read more
6 comments Posted 14 Aug 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Core purpose
Mailing lists seem to be the life blood of many open source projects. Here at Red Hat, there seems to be a mailing list for everything. There’s a company-wide memo-list to foster collaboration and connect with colleagues around the world and many special interest mailing lists like our home beer... Read more
6 comments Posted 14 Aug 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
5 Questions
Meet David A. Wheeler. He's a Research Staff Member for the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and a well-known speaker, author, and expert on open source software and security. He helped develop the Department of Defense's open source software policy and FAQ and has written other guidance... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Jul 2012 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
OSCON
It's that time of year, again—the annual family reunion for many folks in the open source community, O'Reilly's Open Source Conference (OSCON). More than 3,000 people will gather at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland to discuss a wide variety of topics from over 300 speakers on July 16-20,... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Jul 2012 by Leslie Hawthorn Feed
Community spotlight
Meet Barry Peddycord III, a PhD student in computer science at North Carolina State University. He wishes academia were more open so work like his can reach as many audiences as possible. Barry's insightful comments on articles across many opensource.com groups enhance our conversations about the... Read more
1 comment Posted 26 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
fuel bubbles
FUEL stands for frequently used entries for localization, and the FUEL project [community wiki ; project website] is an open source effort that aims to solve the problem of inconsistency and lack of standardization in computer software localization. FUEL provides standard and consistent guidelines... Read more
4 comments Posted 25 Jun 2012 by Rajesh Ranjan (Red Hat) Feed

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