Sam Knuth reflects on his experiences with employees who lose their fire—and offers tips for reigniting it.
In the Open Organization book club this week, writer Scott Nesbitt examines "Chapter 3: Building Engagement."
Open Organization ambassador Robin Muilwijk offers his thoughts on the second chapter of The Open Organization: "Igniting Passion."
Working in an open organization is truly a team effort, and that means doing a bit of everything—even changing lightbulbs. Pete Savage explains how being part of an open organization means embracing a certain ethos.
Opensource.com Community Manager Rikki Endsley explains why at Red Hat and other organizations create places where their employees can be involved and passionate about their work. No need for the Kool-Aid.
Self-promotion in an open source world, it starts with a shameless plug—a simple way to make people aware of something you’re passionate about. Then, over time, you get more comfortable with using the shameless plug and that desire to make people aware transforms into purposeful marketing. At some... Read more
Open source has a secret. Do you know what it is? It has to do with a common characteristic found across successful open source communities that set them apart from others. For those that are new to open source, understanding the intricacies of how open source communities share, communicate, and... Read more
I have been a developer for a number of years (yes, it’s a large-ish number) and I’ve worked on teams that have developed software on commercial platforms, on teams that have used a mixture of open source and commercial components, and on teams that have used primarily open source. Overall, I’... Read more
I've always believed that the best things in life should come in open source packages. Openness is a natural synonym with selflessness and, thus, with love in its truest form. That's the analogy that instantly came to my mind after reading this article by Bryan Behrenshausen, which discusses ways... Read more
There are a lot of excellent reasons to get involved with an open source project. You can learn a new language, improve your existing skills, be challenged by a community that is at the top of their field or even get better at managing complex distributed projects. There are also dozens of ways... Read more