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open source hunger solution
Co-authored by John Whitehead. For many people spring means a return to the bounty of fresh, local food from farmers markets. But for the one in five people in North Carolina who are facing hunger, that bounty is not an option. This was the challenge that we—a high-tech marketer and an engineer... Read more
4 comments Posted 28 Apr 2014 by Margaret Gifford Feed
open source pitfalls
Open source software, hardware, and methods are gaining popularity and access to them couldn't be more prolific. If you're thinking about starting a new open source project, there are five common pitfalls you should be aware of before you begin. Don't despair if you've already started your project... Read more
1 comment Posted 24 Apr 2014 by David Hurley Feed
open source coding
I came to work with open source after an experience in college. We used a system called Usenet,a world wide distributed discussion forum. At the university, there wasn't an email client I liked, so I wrote one and just gave it (including the source code) to whoever wanted it. This experience... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Feb 2014 by Heiko W. Rupp (Red Hat) Feed
women in open source
There are few women developers and even proportionately less working in open source communities. However, a career in OSS is ideal for women who are seeking balance in their lives whether the balance is starting a family or maintaining balance with friends and a strenuous and engaging hobby. It’s... Read more
24 comments Posted 5 Feb 2014 by Erynn Petersen Feed
women leaders in open source
The Joomla! community, inside and outside the company, is diverse and multi-cultural. It is made up of all sorts of people with two things in common: a love for Joomla!
3 comments Posted 30 Jan 2014 by Joomla! Feed
Guides and tutorials from Opensource.com
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
0 comments Posted 18 Dec 2013 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
open health tracking
Companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon are collecting enormous amounts of information all day, every day. They use powerful supercomputers to analyze this data. Many people use this to better market products to consumers, for instance. But, how can big data do more? We see companies and... Read more
8 comments Posted 4 Dec 2013 by Dick MacInnis Feed
open source community
Community is vital to an open source project. An active and supportive community is the heart of the project. However, having an open source licence is not enough to bring users and developers to your project and build a community. This document looks at what makes a successful open source... Read more
3 comments Posted 6 Sep 2013 by OSS Watch Feed
funding open source projects
The other day I came across a new initiative for funding open source development called the Bitcoin Grant. While interesting at first sight, I was wondering: How is this better than the traditional donation button most open source projects have? The Bitcoin Grant then seems to limit who can donate... Read more
1 comment Posted 22 Jul 2013 by Eran Galperin Feed
open source projects
Getting started in an unfamiliar open source project seems intimidating because it is intimidating; plunging into the unknown usually is. Navigating new territory is a lot easier with a guide—which is why I recently taught a seminar at Hacker School on "getting started contributing to open source"... Read more
4 comments Posted 16 Jul 2013 by Mel Chua Feed

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