Over the last few years, I've had the opportunity to work with many different organizations attempting to build successful communities inside and outside the open source world. Many of them quickly fall into something I call the tool trap. Meaning, they immediately jump into a conversation about... Read more
Read part 1 of this story about launching a weekend course to teach college students how to get involved in open source projects. After Saturday's classroom-style work, we used Sunday for an open projects day, where students could drop in and get help contributing to a project. Perhaps because we... Read more
From Blake Ross to Linus Torvalds, students are credited with major achievements in the open source community. But that's not the picture Yuvi Masory painted as he sat across the table from me at an OpenHatch meetup in Philadelphia.
Recently Blackboard, the learning management system (LMS) company, announced its plans to seek new business using one of the open source way's most attractive tools to educators: offering their services for free (as-in-no-cost). Meanwhile, Moodle, the free and open source software LMS, is working... Read more
Recently, Stefan Lindegaard, open innovation expert and author of the new book The Open Innovation Revolution, joined opensource.com for a webcast about open innovation.
"As a city that values openness and innovation, Portland is proud to host GOSCON this year." - Mayor Sam Adams Editors' Note: This article was originally posted on the GOSCON (Government Open Source Conference) website
On Thursday, Oct 21, opensource.com will host a webcast with Joseph Reagle, a leading scholar and expert on Wikipedia's collaborative culture. He is also the author of the new book on the subject, “Good Faith Collaboration.”
Is there such a thing as the open source community? A related question was covered here before, about whether the word community means anything anymore. But, I still see the term “the open source community” regularly lobbed.
Over the last week, a handful of folks have reached out and asked me what I think about the events surrounding the launch, then crowdsourcing, then full repeal of the new Gap logo (if you haven't already heard the story, catch up here).
The opensouce.com community is growing fast, and we're trying to figure out who we are and what we care about. The more we know about ourselves, the more relevant our content and discussions will be. These polls aren't scientific, but they will give us a useful snapshot of of our growing community... Read more