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Open source engine Docker teams up with the Fedora Project

Docker teams up with the Fedora Project

Docker (previously dotCloud) made a big splash this year when they open-sourced their software for creating "lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers" that powers their Platform-As-A-Service offering.

Developers are excited because Docker offers an easier to use alternative to Chef and Puppet for managing server environments. Instead of wrangling with configuration files, Docker allows developers to simply take an image of their system and share it with their team. When a team member makes a change to their local environment, they just create a new image (a Docker container) and share it with the team. Its like git for disk images.

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Participation value and sustainability through the lens of American Idol

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Whether in the US or abroad, most everyone is familiar with American Idol. While not an open source project or community, American Idol is a good example of the power of participation, and how understanding this power and providing value can be profitable. American Idol has perfected the art of inspiring millions of people to work together toward one end goal—and the show has made millions. So, how do you get people to participate in something for free and make money from it?

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How Opensource.com Project Manager Jason Hibbets takes open source beyond technology

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Jason Hibbets wears many hats. One is red—he's a project manager for the open source leader, Red Hat. And, the rest are for newly defined roles in open source—including local government open source advocate and contributor. But, one of the biggest ways that Jason takes open source beyond technology is by highlighting the ways using open source software, hardware, and methodologies is changing business, education, government, law, and many more areas of our lives on Opensource.com. » Read more

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Community management tips from Greg DeKoenigsberg of Eucalyptus

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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 organizations, for over a decade.

Seasoned through the early, gnarly years of the Fedora Project as the first Chairman of the Board as well as community leadership roles within Red Hat itself, Greg has embarked on a new adventure into the cloud with Eucalyptus as the Vice President of Community. » Read more

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An IBM journey from rocket engineer to the Eclipse Foundation

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It's not every day you get to interview your father. And mine works for a completely different company on very different projects, but in this interview I got a chance to talk to him about a topic of common ground between us: open source—a pretty unique concept that binds an ever-growing community together.

Pat Huff has been working in the software industry since its infancy and started his career as a "rocket engineer" working on launch systems for various companies in Cape Canaveral, Florida. He got me started working with computers and programming at a young age, however, we went in a totally different directions when I left Big Blue for a small "Linux" company based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Ironically our career paths have converged, and we are both working on open source software projects.

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Who owns an open source brand—the company or the community?

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Company culture at Red Hat through the eyes of the 2013 summer interns

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Every year, a select group of university students and recent graduates join Red Hat’s North American summer intern program. The application and interview process is vigorous. In 2013, we received more than 5,800 applicants and hired only 71. But for those chosen, a Red Hat summer internship offers unique opportunities to learn, grow, and network.

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Open discussion from the inside out: A Red Hat intern's experience

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I’m a words guy. This summer, I was an intern for the content team—part of the marketing services group at Red Hat. They kept me busy writing copy for ads, editing Red Hat content, brainstorming on different projects, and even scripting videos. They don’t have me writing like a businessman, but like the Shadowman.

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Working with Red Hat's Pulp team

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This May I started my internship at Red Hat with the Pulp team. Since it was my first ever internship, I expected I would spend the summer working in a closet somewhere, on nothing of importance, and that what I worked on would be tossed out the second I left.

My first afternoon with the Pulp team, several members sat down with me and walked me through setting up my development environment and gave me a rough idea of what I would be doing. After only about 30 minutes into my first full day, I realized I was not going to spend the summer in a closet somewhere.

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The power of the open source way, an intern's story

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Before I came to Red Hat as a Social Media Marketing intern, I didn’t know a thing about open source. During the application process, I did some research into what Red Hat does and what this company is all about. I found all sorts of information about Linux, software, technology, and more.

However, my eyes were not opened to the open source way until New Hire Orientation where this idea was stressed by every speaker. I quickly realized that this is a pillar of how Red Hat does business.

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