open source software

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
open source story
I used to be a (sad) freelance PHP developer with some front-end skill working for tiny to small local companies. The best gig I had at the time was for a video games distributor here in Italy. The client was great but the job was admittedly boring and sometimes even frustrating. I knew I had more... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 Oct 2013 by Matteo Spinelli Feed
open source projects
I get asked a lot by people who are interested in helping out open source projects, but have absolutely no programming skills. What can they do? Well, here’s a few ideas how non-programmers can contribute to open source projects. It is worth noting that it is best to contribute to software that you... Read more
8 comments Posted 24 Oct 2013 by Duncan McKean Feed
twitter and open source
Download the free All Things Open interview series eBook It's official: Twitter is a global phenomenon, and it's hard to argue against the numbers supporting that statement. What started as a small, quasi-micro-blogging company in 2006, gained steam in 2007 with the service generating around 500,... Read more
2 comments Posted 21 Oct 2013 by Weston Davis (Red Hat) Feed
return on investment
At the most recent LinxuCon, IBM announced it will invest $1B in Linux and related open source technologies over the next five years. This is not the first time IBM has made such a significant commitment to Linux. Back in 2000, IBM invested $1B and dedicated about 1,500 engineers to work on Linux.... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Oct 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
why open source
Download the free All Things Open interview series eBook Leading communities as individually unique as those found in open source software is not a job that many people would want to take on. Yet, Greg DeKoenigsberg has done just that for not just one community but several major projects and... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Oct 2013 by Travis Kepley (Red Hat) Feed
diversity in open source
Download the free All Things Open interview series eBook Jessica McKellar is an entrepreneur, software engineer, and open source developer. She helps organize the Boston Python user group and plays a big role in diversity outreach by introducing and welcoming more beginners and women.... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Oct 2013 by Lynn Root Feed
closed vs open source enterprise
Download the free All Things Open interview series eBook Andy Hunt is a successful author and publisher, programmer, and founder of the Agile Alliance. In this interview, he shares with us what drove him to open source and what it is that drives it in enterprise business today. "The old,... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Oct 2013 by Robin Muilwijk Feed
imagination crucial
Download the free All Things Open interview series eBook Chris DiBona is the Director of Open Source for Google. He is also one of the great champions of open source, dating back to when he first fell in love with Linux at his university. At the All Things Open conference this year, Chris will... Read more
7 comments Posted 8 Oct 2013 by Jodi Biddle Feed
open source image placeholder
Image placeholder services are useful tools for web app developers. They serve the singular purpose of marking the location of a future image within a design or layout. Spaces that will eventually be filled with production images can be worked around while the artists or photographers prepare the... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Oct 2013 by Tim Boisvert Feed

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