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Open organizational principles don't necessarily rely on the digital technologies we tend to associate with them. Laura Hilliger speaks from experience.
2 comments Posted 16 Jun 2016 by Laura Hilliger Feed
Using behavioral patterns to build awesome communities
This month Jono Bacon looks at the SCARF model, which is a good starting point for building productive, fair, encouraging communities.
0 comments Posted 12 Apr 2016 by Jono Bacon Feed
In his latest Six Degrees column, Jono Bacon discusses the intangible value of meeting in person.
2 comments Posted 12 Oct 2015 by Jono Bacon Feed
Open sourcing has many benefits, but there's a lot of open source code out there already. How do you make your project stand out? Here's 4 steps you can use to build great open source software.
1 comment Posted 26 May 2015 by Charles Vickery Feed
We all have the facile answer, but the more interesting question when you're at the summit is, "What is an adult in the context of a community?" Red Hat founder Bob Young once said that a community is nothing more than a group of people with something in common, and he's right. There's nothing... Read more
2 comments Posted 20 Apr 2015 by Stephen R. Walli Feed
While government software developers collaborate well today, 2009 was a different story. Much of the software was redundant, locked up by vendors and integrators, incompatible with other software, and had a small base of people who knew how to maintain it. In short, it was a challenge.
0 comments Posted 17 Apr 2015 by Chris Nimmer Feed
When the National Cancer Institute funded caTissue’s development, it also managed the community, maintaining code, documentation, and forums. When funding was pulled and Krishagni took over, there was considerable uncertainty and turmoil in the community. Some adopters lost confidence and switched... Read more
1 comment Posted 12 Mar 2015 by Srikanth Adiga Feed
The South California Linux Expo (SCALE) is an annual event aiming to provide educational opportunities on the topic of open source software. This is SCALE13X, and prior to the event I caught up with one of the speakers, Emily Durham, who will give a talk called Human Hacking.
2 comments Posted 12 Feb 2015 by Nitish Tiwari Feed
I am frequently asked, "Why did you decide to make your product open source?"
0 comments Posted 1 Jul 2014 by Zohar Babin Feed
Linux and open source communtiies
The Linux kernel is one of the largest and most successful open source projects today. A report from the Linux Foundation addressing Who Writes Linux (2013) shows that recent releases of the Linux kernel, that happen now at 70-days intervals, include over 10,000 patches, made by more than 1,100... Read more
37 comments Posted 12 Nov 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed

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