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Big things are in store for OpenStack this year. The community is growing, now at more than 15,000 people from more than 130 countries. The next version, Icehouse, is scheduled to be released on April 17, followed by the next OpenStack Summit in May. But what will this lead to? In a post on virtual... Read more
1 comment Posted 4 Mar 2014 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open clouds
Big things are in store for OpenStack this year. The community is growing, now at more than 15,000 people from more than 130 countries. The next version, Icehouse, is scheduled to be released on April 17, followed by the next OpenStack Summit in May. But what will this lead to? In a post on virtual... Read more
1 comment Posted 4 Mar 2014 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Building an open source community
I have told the story of how FinTP, the first open source application for processing financial transactions, was born. Here, I would like to present a deeper view on how the community is being built, its structure and governance and why I think people should join such communities. I myself am a... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Feb 2014 by Mihai Guiman Feed
Is it safe to use? What alternatives do I have? Is it easy to install? These were some of the questions asked by Amandeep, a New Delhi based owner of a small scale clothing company, when I pitched to him a few open source solutions that could make his day-to-day operations more efficient. For... Read more
17 comments Posted 17 Feb 2014 by Aseem Sharma Feed
OpenStack is developing like Linux
In spite of its considerable momentum, there are still skeptics about whether OpenStack will ultimately succeed. My colleague tackled some of that skepticism in a blog post last year and I’m not going to rehash those arguments here. Rather, I’m going to make some observations about how OpenStack... Read more
1 comment Posted 14 Feb 2014 by Gordon Haff (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
Community participation
Last month, I asked 55 OpenStack developers why they decided to submit one patch to OpenStack and what prevented them from contributing more. The sample polled people who contributed only once in the past 12 months, looking for anecdotal evidence for what we can do to improve the life of the... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Feb 2014 by Stefano Maffulli Feed
Marcus Hanwell is a physicist by training, but his background in science led him down a different path than most reseachers. Today he is a contributer to a number of open source projects aimed at helping the scientific community better analyze and visualize their data. If you've got a question... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Feb 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
Copyright statements emerging in source code
I was looking at a source file for the OpenStack Ceilometer docs one day and noticed that there's a copyright statement at the top. Now, in no way do I want to pick on Nicholas. There are hundreds of such copyright statements in the OpenStack docs and code, and this is just the example I happened... Read more
12 comments Posted 4 Feb 2014 by Rich Bowen (Red Hat) Feed
Open thread
While Opensource.com is preparing for our upcoming Beginners in Open Source Week starting February 17, we want to hear from our readers about which open source projects are best for beginners. After you've responded to the poll, mark your calendars for:
33 comments Posted 30 Jan 2014 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed

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