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Heiko Rupp is a firm believer that working in the open is good. Even with a small community. Doing work in the open allows you to get input from community members, which enriches the knowledge of the problem domain. See what reasons people give for not working in the open and how we can change that...
1 comment Posted 21 Oct 2014 by Heiko W. Rupp (Red Hat) Feed
GitHub official seal
Ben Balter is a Government Evangelist at GitHub, and he will be talking about Software Development as a Civic Service at next week's All Things Open conference. In this interview, he answered a few questions for us about what the US government is doing right (and wrong) in terms of open... Read more
3 comments Posted 15 Oct 2014 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Ansible shares some of their community practices, which have helped to make Ansible remarkably successful in generating participation in a relatively short time.
0 comments Posted 23 Sep 2014 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed
open source news
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we share news on virtual certifications from the Linux Foundation, Mesosphere partnering with Google, government and GitHub, and more!
0 comments Posted 22 Aug 2014 by Robin Muilwijk Feed
"Code is the next resume." These words by Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation tell profoundly about how our technology industry, and the many businesses that depend on it, are transforming. The unprecedented success of open source development methodology in the recent past raises... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Aug 2014 by Aseem Sharma Feed
Ross Mounce is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bath studying the use of fossils in phylogeny and phyloinformatics, completing his PhD at the University of Bath last year. Ross was one of the first Panton Fellows and is an active member of the Open Knowledge Foundation, particularly... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Aug 2014 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed
Scientific writing with JotGit
Years ago, in a graduate computer science course, I was tasked with implementing an algorithm for "variational image segmentation by motion detection." The algorithm was, as they say, a doozy. Tersely described over the course of half a dozen papers, it had dozens of subroutines, which when... Read more
2 comments Posted 16 Jun 2014 by John Lees-Miller Feed
The OSS Watch blog has been on our radar for a while now as a great resource for open source commentary. We've looked to their team, including development manager Mark Johnson, for thought leadership on how open source software is being used and to gauge the pulse of the open source movement. I... Read more
3 comments Posted 2 Jun 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
Bug fixes and issue tracking
I do a lot of work on open source, but my most valuable contributions haven't been code. Writing a patch is the easiest part of open source. The truly hard stuff is all of the rest: bug trackers, mailing lists, documentation, and other management tasks. Here's some things I've learned along the way...
0 comments Posted 7 May 2014 by Steve Klabnik Feed
open source code
Arfon Smith works at GitHub and is involved in a number of activities at the intersection of open science, open source, and online research. He has worked on several successful citizen science projects, like Zooniverse, a platform he co-founded where people can analyze real astronomical data and... Read more
2 comments Posted 29 Apr 2014 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed

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