What's in a name? Quite a bit, actually. To ensure compatibility between products sharing the same name, it's important that users can expect a core set of features to be consistent across different distributions. This is especially true with large projects like OpenStack which are made up of many... Read more
Garrett Smith from CloudBees has been in software engineering for over twenty years. He got introduced to the Erlang programming language while evaluating CouchDB. Along with Visual Basic, Visual C++, and Erlang, Garrett also learned about Python.
Juhan Sonin wants to influence the world from protein, to policy, to pixel. And, he believes the only way to do that is with open source principles guiding the way.
It is possible to build a business around open source. It's not easy, but it can be done. Patrick McFadin talks to us about how.
Justin Miller is an open source vet. He's the lead developer on the Mapbox mobile team, but he's been through the ranks. He worked on Linux.com, put in his time as a sysadmin, and then made his way into mobile development.
What do the numbers behind an open source project tell us about where it is headed? That's the subject of Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona's OSCON 2014 talk later this month, where he looks at four open source cloud computing projects—OpenStack, CloudStack, Eucalyptus, and OpenNebula—and turns those... Read more
I've been working as the documentation manager for the Koha project for six and a half years, so when I saw that Sarah White would be talking about documentation at OSCON this year I knew I wanted a chance to interview her.
Firefox OS, Mozilla's open source mobile phone operating system, needs developers. And Benjamin Kerensa knows just where to find them.
ChickTech is based in Portland but plans to be nationwide by 2016. After interviewing Jennifer Davidson about how ChickTech gets girls involved in tech, I have high hopes it's even sooner. The non-profit targets girls who would never nominate themselves to participate in a tech workshop and who... Read more
It's OSCON time again, and this year the tech sector is abuzz with talk of cloud infrastructure. One of the more interesting startups is Docker, an ultra-lightweight containerization app that's brimming with potential