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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
open source project leaders
Most open source projects start by scratching the developer’s own itch. They then spread to other developers based on functionality and stability, and the responsiveness of the community.
5 comments Posted 2 Jul 2013 by Josh Fox Feed
brand community balance
While compiling OSS Watch's list of Open Source Options for Education, I discovered Koha, an open source Integrated Library System (ILS). I discovered, with some confusion, that there seemed to be several ILS systems called Koha. Investigation into the reason for this uncovered a story which... Read more
5 comments Posted 16 Apr 2013 by Mark Johnson Feed
redwoods
I wonder why more open source users do not actively participate in the open source community and become committers or contributors. After understanding a project's capabilities and roadmap, anyone is able to start directly hacking the source code and contributing useful extensions. Because open... Read more
4 comments Posted 1 Apr 2013 by Chris Haddad Feed
It’s scary to join an open source project
Think of the last time you walked up to a complete stranger, stuck out your hand and said, “Hi, my name is …” Depending on how often you do that, it was probably a scary moment. Before you walked up to the person, you had to steel your nerves, decide what you were going to say, and then... Read more
2 comments Posted 22 Mar 2012 by Stormy Peters Feed
Open source communities
I'm a junior in high school and still learning what open source is all about. I recently visited Red Hat to find out more. Although it was my first time working in an open source environment, I quickly learned from my interview with Max Spevack about the importance of... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Aug 2011 by Ally Levine Feed

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