open source projects

women programmers
When I walked into Carroll Hall, for a moment I felt like I was back in college... and at the World’s Best Slumber Party. There were tables full of salty snacks, stacks of sleeping bags, and the chatter of excited young women. But, unlike the sleepovers of my youth, talk was about Python, HTML, and... Read more
18 comments Posted 7 May 2014 by Gina Likins (Red Hat) Feed
open source code review
Code review is a practice that facilitates the rapid collaboration, sharing of knowledge, and supreme quality typical in open source projects. The code review social structure is a defining characteristic of a project. What is the best social structure for an open source project?
2 comments Posted 5 May 2014 by Matt McCormick Feed
Participation around the world
Open source software (OSS) has had a huge impact on the development of technology today. From apps and web browsers to content management platforms and operating systems, there's no doubt that open source projects have influenced the way that we create and access information.
0 comments Posted 30 Apr 2014 by Ian Henderson Feed
open electronics littleBits
littleBits makes electronic modules that snap together with magnets—no soldering, wiring or programming required. We believe in the power of open innovation—our designs are publicly available so that anyone can see and use them, and we foster a community of contributors who experiment, share online... Read more
1 comment Posted 26 Mar 2014 by littleBits Feed
video interview project management
Deb Cinkus is the CEO of Polished Geek, a Raleigh, NC-based Joomla CMS web development company. community manager Jason Hibbets interviewed Cinkus about project management tips and open source project management tools during the 2013 All Things Open conference in Raleigh, NC. Read... Read more
1 comment Posted 10 Mar 2014 by (Red Hat) Feed
open source project stages
In a recent training session, I discussed commitment gradients—how much extra effort is involved to move between each stage of involvement within a project.  After the session I was asked for some examples of commitment gradients and how it’s possible to make them shallower, so it’s easier for... Read more
2 comments Posted 3 Mar 2014 by OSS Watch Feed
newbies to open source
Open Source Comes to Campus is an event series run by OpenHatch that introduces college students to open source tools, projects, and culture. Whenever we get a new-to-us question at an event, we write it down and answer it more fully on our blog. Here’s a collection of "Infrequently Asked Questions... Read more
2 comments Posted 26 Feb 2014 by Shauna Gordon-McKeon Feed
contribute to OpenStack
Like any open source community, OpenStack has its local quirks when it comes to getting involved in the project. This is further complicated, in the case of OpenStack, by the fact that it's actually a collection of numerous smaller projects which are linked together via shared APIs, but which have... Read more
1 comment Posted 17 Feb 2014 by Rich Bowen (Red Hat) Feed
how to get started in open source will publish articles focused on where beginners can start in open source from February 17 - 28. These stories will include accounts of first time experiences working for an open source company, working on open source software, and building open source apps. Plus, find useful tips... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Feb 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
catalog of open source projects
The Defense Advance Reseach Project Agency (DARPA) is one of the government-sponsored research agencies that most boldly explores the future of science and technology. Given that many of its research projects have military applications, it has been traditional for the agency to be secretive about... Read more
2 comments Posted 10 Feb 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed