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A look back at the Top 10 open source projects of 2014 from Opensource.com and where they are six months later.
0 comments Posted 3 Jul 2015 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
POSSCON, a technical conference, is just around the corner. Given the speaker lineup and talk topics, the event again promises to be one of the most interesting open tech and open web conferences of the year. The list of speakers is long and each one is a master in their field. I got in touch with... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Mar 2015 by Nitish Tiwari Feed
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The team at SimplyBuilt is giving back to the community by offering free websites for open source projects on GitHub.
0 comments Posted 21 Jan 2015 by John K Hunter Feed
The Dutch Data Prize is awarded by the Research Data Netherlands (RDNL). This year the Dutch Data Prize for 2014 was awarded to the Dutch Song Database and DINED. Learn more about these open source projects.
0 comments Posted 3 Dec 2014 by Wilma van Wezenbeek Feed
Humanitarian open source software, outreached hand
One of the strengths of the open source community has been its ability to bring concentrated effort to bear on big problems. Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes. And when tragedy strikes, or a pressing need arises, there are groups of people who gather together to attempt to... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Nov 2014 by Dave Neary (Red Hat) Feed
Open source is the combined contributions of millions of independent volunteers. This single concept brings with it a few inherent realities. In this article let's look at a few potentially concerning points about the nature of open source contributions.
0 comments Posted 24 Jun 2014 by David Hurley Feed
The subsequent rules of thumb arose during the development of the Empirical Gramian Framework (emgr), a young open source software project in the Workgroup for Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing at the University of Münster which targets algorithmic model order reduction for control... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Jun 2014 by Christian Himpe Feed
open data moves open governments forward
Open Government Week is always a time for reflection on what has changed in the previous 12 months, and this year is no exception. Open Raleigh is nearing it’s second year as a program. Open Raleigh shares this milestone with the Open Data Institute (ODI) which is also nearing a second birthday.... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 May 2014 by Jason Hare Feed
open source on the job
If you work in an organization that isn’t focused on development, where computer systems are used to support other core business functions, getting management buy-in for the use of open source can be tricky. Here's how I negotiated with my boss and my team to get them to accept and try open source... Read more
28 comments Posted 12 May 2014 by Robin Isard Feed
Bug fixes and issue tracking
I do a lot of work on open source, but my most valuable contributions haven't been code. Writing a patch is the easiest part of open source. The truly hard stuff is all of the rest: bug trackers, mailing lists, documentation, and other management tasks. Here's some things I've learned along the way...
0 comments Posted 7 May 2014 by Steve Klabnik Feed

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