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Humanitarian open source software, outreached hand
One of the strengths of the open source community has been its ability to bring concentrated effort to bear on big problems. Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes. And when tragedy strikes, or a pressing need arises, there are groups of people who gather together to attempt to... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Nov 2014 by Dave Neary (Red Hat) Feed
Open source is the combined contributions of millions of independent volunteers. This single concept brings with it a few inherent realities. In this article let's look at a few potentially concerning points about the nature of open source contributions.
0 comments Posted 24 Jun 2014 by David Hurley Feed
The subsequent rules of thumb arose during the development of the Empirical Gramian Framework (emgr), a young open source software project in the Workgroup for Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing at the University of Münster which targets algorithmic model order reduction for control... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Jun 2014 by Christian Himpe Feed
open data moves open governments forward
Open Government Week is always a time for reflection on what has changed in the previous 12 months, and this year is no exception. Open Raleigh is nearing it’s second year as a program. Open Raleigh shares this milestone with the Open Data Institute (ODI) which is also nearing a second birthday.... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 May 2014 by Jason Hare Feed
open source on the job
If you work in an organization that isn’t focused on development, where computer systems are used to support other core business functions, getting management buy-in for the use of open source can be tricky. Here's how I negotiated with my boss and my team to get them to accept and try open source... Read more
27 comments Posted 12 May 2014 by Robin Isard 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
women programmers
When I walked into Carroll Hall, for a moment I felt like I was back in college... and at the World’s Best Slumber Party. There were tables full of salty snacks, stacks of sleeping bags, and the chatter of excited young women. But, unlike the sleepovers of my youth, talk was about Python, HTML, and... Read more
18 comments Posted 7 May 2014 by Gina Likins (Red Hat) Feed
open source code review
Code review is a practice that facilitates the rapid collaboration, sharing of knowledge, and supreme quality typical in open source projects. The code review social structure is a defining characteristic of a project. What is the best social structure for an open source project?
2 comments Posted 5 May 2014 by Matt McCormick Feed
Participation around the world
Open source software (OSS) has had a huge impact on the development of technology today. From apps and web browsers to content management platforms and operating systems, there's no doubt that open source projects have influenced the way that we create and access information.
0 comments Posted 30 Apr 2014 by Ian Henderson Feed
open electronics littleBits
littleBits makes electronic modules that snap together with magnets—no soldering, wiring or programming required. We believe in the power of open innovation—our designs are publicly available so that anyone can see and use them, and we foster a community of contributors who experiment, share online... Read more
1 comment Posted 26 Mar 2014 by littleBits Feed

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