Open source evangelist Brian Proffitt explains open source to his father-in-law by way of book analogy. His explanation of course is open to use and improvement.
Business is one of the prime areas of focus on Opensource.com, so naturally we've accumulated a lot of great information over the year about tools for doing business, like project management, customer management, and content management. We've also shone a light on the companies and business leaders... Read more
Brewing beer is a notoriously secretive business. But the Tin Whiskers Brewing Company is trying to buck the trend by going open source.
With news of Microsoft making the server side of .NET open source, we look at how the creation of the .NET foundation might foster open development and collaboration among open source communities.
An important way to think about "community software" is that if free software represents the ethics and open source concerns represents the technology, then community software represents the business. Community software is a way for those of us engaged in these activities to have a voice alongside... Read more
Doug Cutting is founder of numerous successful open source projects, including Lucene and Hadoop, and currently the chief architect at and sits on the Board of the Apache Software Foundation. In this interview, he tells me how working on open source is more about common sense than creed and dives... Read more
Ben Balter is a Government Evangelist at GitHub, and he will be talking about Software Development as a Civic Service at next week's All Things Open conference. In this interview, he answered a few questions for us about what the US government is doing right (and wrong) in terms of open... Read more
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Git Bounty program, the open source NAO robot, and more!
Open source news for your reading pleasure. August 23 - 29, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the most popular cloud projects of 2014, how open source aids the Okavanga wildlife project, Walmart's investment in open source, and more!
Last week, we published articles from eight young professionals in open source—they are interns, students, and fellows working on open source projects and for teams that are part of open source businesses. This week, we'll publish articles from open source professionals who have been working in the... Read more