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Should open source communities adopt codes of conduct?

Late last month, the Debian project voted to adopt a community code of conduct , a set of guidelines for acceptable participation in its official communication channels. Members agreed to abide by the following principles: Be respectful Assume good faith Be collaborative Try to be concise Be open The project also cemented a formal process for altering the code: only a vote from the Debian general assembly can amend the community's code of conduct.Read more

Do you think laws aiming to curb patent trolling will be effective?

Did you know that more than twenty U.S. states have patent abuse litigation laws that have been passed or are pending? Find out which states are...Read more

Can you name all ten OpenStack releases?

Can you name all of the OpenStack releases? It's harder than you think, even for some of the core members of the development teams. During OpenStack...Read more

What collaboration tools do you favor?

open source collaboration tools
Collabortation is part of the participation pillar of the open source way. It's how we hash out the details of a project, usher the best ideas to the...Read more

Which of these collaboration tools do you use most?

Collabortation is part of the participation pillar of the open source way. It's how we hash out the details of a project, usher the best ideas to the top, and succeed in our communities of innovation. There are many methods by which to collaborate. Which pulls out the very best in you and pushes you to new heights?Read more

What do you know about OpenStack?

What is your comfort level with OpenStack?
OpenStack is a set of software tools for building and managing cloud computing platforms for public and private clouds. Backed by some of the biggest...Read more

What do you know about OpenStack?

What is your comfort level with OpenStack?
OpenStack is a set of software tools for building and managing cloud computing platforms for public and private clouds. Backed by some of the biggest companies in software development and hosting, as well as thousands of individual community members, many think that OpenStack is the future of cloud computing. OpenStack is managed by the OpenStack Foundation , a non-profit which oversees both development and community-building around the project. If you want to learn more about the OpenStack community and what's going on behind-the-scenes, we've featured a number of articles that you might want to check out:Read more

What open source projects are best for beginners?

While Opensource.com is preparing for our upcoming Beginners in Open Source Week starting February 17, we want to hear from our readers about which...Read more