open source projects

open source project stages
In a recent training session, I discussed commitment gradients—how much extra effort is involved to move between each stage of involvement within a project.  After the session I was asked for some examples of commitment gradients and how it’s possible to make them shallower, so it’s easier for... Read more
2 comments Posted 3 Mar 2014 by OSS Watch Feed
newbies to open source
Open Source Comes to Campus is an event series run by OpenHatch that introduces college students to open source tools, projects, and culture. Whenever we get a new-to-us question at an event, we write it down and answer it more fully on our blog. Here’s a collection of "Infrequently Asked Questions... Read more
2 comments Posted 26 Feb 2014 by Shauna Gordon-McKeon Feed
contribute to OpenStack
Like any open source community, OpenStack has its local quirks when it comes to getting involved in the project. This is further complicated, in the case of OpenStack, by the fact that it's actually a collection of numerous smaller projects which are linked together via shared APIs, but which have... Read more
1 comment Posted 17 Feb 2014 by Rich Bowen (Red Hat) Feed
how to get started in open source
Opensource.com will publish articles focused on where beginners can start in open source from February 17 - 28. These stories will include accounts of first time experiences working for an open source company, working on open source software, and building open source apps. Plus, find useful tips... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Feb 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
catalog of open source projects
The Defense Advance Reseach Project Agency (DARPA) is one of the government-sponsored research agencies that most boldly explores the future of science and technology. Given that many of its research projects have military applications, it has been traditional for the agency to be secretive about... Read more
2 comments Posted 10 Feb 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed
share your code
There are rapidly growing feature set, high commit rates, and code contributions happening across the globe to Apache Hadoop and related Apache Software Foundation projects. However, the number of woman developers, committers, and Project Management Committee (PMC) members in this vast and... Read more
1 comment Posted 6 Feb 2014 by Ramya Sunil Feed
women leaders in open source
Last week, five Joomla! project leaders shared insights into their roles and advice for how to be a great leader in an open source community. Here, we share with you five more leaders in open source sharing wisdom and advice for men and women interested in learning more about how to have a... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Feb 2014 by Joomla! Feed
design for open source projects
At the Open Technology Institute (OTI), we've been working on opening our user feedback process as a way to improve our internal processes and collaboration, engage our user community more, promote non-developer contributions, and think more broadly about how open source process plays a role in the... Read more
2 comments Posted 4 Feb 2014 by Georgia Bullen Feed
The open source license you choose for your project, or for the projects you choose to contribute to, can have significant effects on how what you contribute is used. One question that has garnered quite a bit of interest recently is the fall in popularity of copyleft licenses in favor of... Read more
8 comments Posted 28 Jan 2014 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed
open source projects
When I first started working at the Open Technology Institute (OTI), I was consistently challenged with the question: "Why would a UX designer want to work at an open source organization?" The truth, in my opinion, is almost all design and usability work is by its nature open source.
2 comments Posted 28 Jan 2014 by Georgia Bullen Feed

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