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open source communities
As a woman in open source, I have found that the values of community, open development, and flat organizational structure appeal equally to both men and women. The ability of local organizers to freely define what type of culture they are building allows them to adapt in order to appeal to the... Read more
2 comments Posted 6 Feb 2014 by Meg Ford Feed
Sustainable open source projects are those that are capable of supporting themselves. Simply put, they are able to meet their ongoing costs. However, from the viewpoint of selection and procurement, sustainability also means that the project is capable of delivering improvements and fixing problems... Read more
2 comments Posted 22 Jan 2014 by OSS Watch Feed
Last month, we provided five best practices for community managers. Now, it's time to find out what makes these leaders tick. Community Manager Appreciation Day is celebrated each year on the fourth month of January. This year, we collected some great wisdom from a variety of open source community... Read more
3 comments Posted 10 Jan 2014 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Docker teams up with the Fedora Project
Docker (previously dotCloud) made a big splash this year when they open-sourced their software for creating "lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers" that powers their Platform-As-A-Service offering. Developers are excited because Docker offers an easier to use alternative to Chef and... Read more
3 comments Posted 6 Nov 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
fixing bugs in open source projects
I recently announced a call to action for GNOME 3.10 Test Day for Fedora 20 on Facebook and I got a response that caused me to think about how everyone from the general public to developers submit and fix bugs for an open source project. This was the interaction:
9 comments Posted 29 Oct 2013 by Alexander Todorov (Red Hat) Feed
wavegraph
Why not change the world? I have always been interested in science, technology and (most of all) computers. These are things that I always loved, even though they were sometimes difficult. I loved math and science class in school; I read science-fiction and fantasy novels in all of my spare time. I... Read more
4 comments Posted 24 Sep 2013 by Stephen Gallagher (Red Hat) Feed
wavegraph
Why not change the world? I have always been interested in science, technology and (most of all) computers. These are things that I always loved, even though they were sometimes difficult. I loved math and science class in school; I read science-fiction and fantasy novels in all of my spare time. I... Read more
4 comments Posted 24 Sep 2013 by Stephen Gallagher (Red Hat) Feed
open source community
Community is vital to an open source project. An active and supportive community is the heart of the project. However, having an open source licence is not enough to bring users and developers to your project and build a community. This document looks at what makes a successful open source... Read more
3 comments Posted 6 Sep 2013 by OSS Watch Feed
open source communities
Elizabeth Leddy gave the next talk I attended entitled, Wish I Knew How to Quit You: 10 Secrets to Sustainable Open Source Communities. Elizabeth works with Plone but wasn’t really involved in open source until about five years ago. With open source we often start by working at a company that... Read more
2 comments Posted 26 Jul 2013 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
FOSS contributors
Concerns are raised every once in a while in the broader free and open source software community about freeloaders. The attitude expressed is that if you're getting the benefit of FOSS, you should contribute. Building a business on a FOSS project you don't own, whether you're providing a service or... Read more
7 comments Posted 25 Jun 2013 by Stephen R. Walli Feed

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