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Find out how Mozilla utilizes open education resources (OERs) to improve and increase participation in their communities.
3 comments Posted 26 Mar 2015 by Emma Irwin Feed
When academia and open source collaborate, everybody wins. Open source projects get new contributors, professors get students with more knowledge and perspective about real-world software development, and—most importantly—students can get extra mentorship while gaining hands-on experience in their... Read more
2 comments Posted 23 Mar 2015 by Emily Dunham Feed
The end result of your efforts will be a gradual increase in the number of like-minded people willing and able to help share the burden of providing help to those who need it. And isn't that community empowerment one of the reasons we all like open source to begin with?
3 comments Posted 13 Mar 2015 by Scott Merrill 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
0 comments Posted 12 Mar 2015 by Srikanth Adiga Feed
There is no easy path to building trust between yourself and others. There is no gigantic easy button that you can push and–presto!–everyone trusts everyone else. However, there are always a few things you can to do improve your situation, and I would like to discuss one of them specifically.
2 comments Posted 11 Mar 2015 by Jen Krieger (Red Hat) Feed
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Low-quality contributors don't bring much other than noise: they are a net drain on resources because other good contributors have to take time away to support them. Everyone should come to the open source community with a desire to find solutions, and then we can work together. If some need... Read more
20 comments Posted 10 Mar 2015 by Jono Bacon Feed
March report: Opensource.com had 547,663 page views and 322,326 unique visits in February. Read more about the best articles from February 2015.
0 comments Posted 9 Mar 2015 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Too many of us who work with open source software in our daily lives think of ourselves as users, people who merely take advantage of these tools without considering ourselves as an integral part of the development process. That's right. By working with an open source tool, you're automatically... Read more
3 comments Posted 3 Mar 2015 by Jason van Gumster Feed
Samsung's Guy Martin talks about strategies for getting involved with—and earning the respect of—an open source community.
5 comments Posted 27 Feb 2015 by Guy Martin Feed
What truly defines any open source project, making it a unique entity that is different form all other open source projects? I would propose that there are three key elements of any open source project that frame, define, and differentiate that project from all others: the code, the community, and... Read more
3 comments Posted 25 Feb 2015 by Shane Curcuru Feed

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