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How to teach undergrads how to become open source contributors without writing any code

Imdergrads and open source contributors without writing any code

This is the story of a college class taught inside an open source community. Last fall, I taught Release Engineering to a small group of undergraduates at Olin College, an engineering school a few miles outside Boston. The goal was to teach them how to become functional technical contributors to an open source project--without writing any code. In the hopes that others will be inspired to teach similar classes, I've written our experiences up as a case study in three pieces: cultural, technical, and "getting real." » Read more

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Community spotlight: 5 questions with John Scott, founder of MIL-OSS and Open Source for America

Community spotlight: 5 questions with John Scott, military software development

Meet John Scott. He is a systems engineer in Alexandria, Virginia. Scott has worked extensively on open source software policy for the US government and military--and helped found MIL-OSS and Open Source for America.

On opensource.com, community is very important. We want to continue to recognize our community members who contribute in ways other than writing articles--things like rating and commenting, voting in polls, and sharing our collective work on social media. We hope you enjoy getting to know John. » Read more

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Two reasons I love blogging: Helping out great communities

Two reasons I love blogging: Helping out great communities

Non profits and governments...this is how open source works: If someone is doing something that is of value to you, help make it better.

There have been two great examples of this type of behaviour on my blog over the past week. » Read more

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Open source at DrupalCon Denver

Open source at DrupalCon Denver

March 19 will be here before you know it. Thousands of people will flock to Denver, Colorado for a week of learning and networking with Drupal community members. DrupalCon is the official conference of the Drupal community and draws an international audience. If you are not familiar with Drupal, it’s an open source content management platform that powers millions of websites--including opensource.com and whitehouse.gov. » Read more

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Moderator's Choice 2011: Seth Kenlon

Moderator's Choice 2011: Seth Kenlon

Along with our annual People's Choice Award (announced last week), we also have a Moderators' Choice Award, selected from the previous year's authors across the site by the opensource.com editors. This year's winner is Seth Kenlon. » Read more

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Open collaboration: living or dying by a community

Open collaboration: living or dying by a community

First of all, thank you. Yup, I was talking to you.

People like me tend to get the credit when things go right, and the axe when things don’t, but in the open source world it’s you who ultimately decides the fate of a project. Engineers and managers and designers work hard, this is true. None of that matters unless we have an involved community simultaneously pointing at the shiny object up in the clouds while holding our feet firmly to the ground. » Read more

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2011 People's Choice Award: And the winner is...

People's Choice Award

Thanks to everyone who voted for a People's Choice Award winner last week! Looking at the votes took some time due to a few folks who appear to have been dedicated enough to set up vote-bots. We appreciate your enthusiasm, but our authors are champs on their own, no additional help needed. But now that the votes are all in, we're pleased to announce that this year's winner is David Doria, who wrote several stories for our Education channel last year. » Read more

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Vote for the 2011 People's Choice Award

 Vote for the 2011 People's Choice Award

It's the time of year when we like to celebrate our community. And as we did last year, we want you to choose your favorite author for the 2011 People's Choice Award.

Voting will be open through January 27, 2012.

The winner will be announced on January 30, 2012 on opensource.com.

Voting is now closed.

 

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How has open source changed your life?

How has open source changed your life?

What has open source changed about you? Did you create something that is valuable to you and others? Maybe you met new people or learned a new skill that you can apply to your job or your next project?

Tell us how being part of an open source project or being involved in an open source community has enhanced you life.

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Open*Business: 2011 in review

Open*Business: 2011 in review

The principles of open source continue to have a huge influence on the science of management. Collaboration, transparency, community, and rapid prototyping are used frequently to describe  management innovations that are taking place in companies around the world.

We published a great collection open source business stories during 2011--here are a few of my favorites: » Read more

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