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Open sourcing, Jim Whitehurst says, is different from crowdsourcing is several ways, not least of which is its tendency to reciprocate—and often multiply—community efforts. But open sourcing requires a new mindset.
2 comments Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
In an open organization, measuring performance for particular roles like community managers may not be straightforward, especially when comparing those roles to others with more defined success metrics, goals, and outcomes.
7 comments Posted 2 Jun 2015 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) 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
ScrollBack is a new, open source community management tool that aspires to offer the extensive reach of social media, the engagement and archival abilities of forums, and the interactive and real time experience of chat.
0 comments Posted 9 Apr 2015 by Nitish Tiwari Feed
Do you remember what it was like when you first started out in open source? I recently asked a group of developers to recount what it was like for them and what prompted them to start contributing to open source in the first place. Each has worked professionally as a developer for a range of 3 to... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Feb 2015 by Noel Peatfield Feed
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Getting started with contributing to open source can be tricky, so the following is a list of suggestions I have as a women in the community for other women and girls out there to make it easier.
6 comments Posted 7 Jan 2015 by Elizabeth K. Joseph Feed
This year on Opensource.com, we published a fantastic number of interviews with open source professionals. Our writers had the opportunity to talk to many talented leaders, engineers, community managers, and more—all of them stars in their fields, at their companies. Take for example, the CEO of... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Dec 2014 by Nitish Tiwari Feed
Empathy provides the crucial bridge that allows for the understanding of situations different than your own. That sense of community fosters open source because community implies inclusiveness and connectivity, two hallmarks of the open source mindset.
0 comments Posted 18 Aug 2014 by Joseph Ottinger Feed
While the open source community is filled with some of the most talented minds in the world, fresh perspectives from the next generation of developers is essential to the continued pioneering spirit of open source projects. Such an injection of youthful enthusiasm lends new creative blood to the... Read more
1 comment Posted 18 Jun 2014 by Michael Babker Feed
Since the launch last June of Mozilla Science Lab, we’ve been working to unpack what science on the web and like the web means, and what Mozilla can do to support it.
0 comments Posted 11 Jun 2014 by Kaitlin Thaney Feed

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