This month Jono Bacon looks at the SCARF model, which is a good starting point for building productive, fair, encouraging communities.
In his latest Six Degrees column, Jono Bacon discusses the intangible value of meeting in person.
Open sourcing has many benefits, but there's a lot of open source code out there already. How do you make your project stand out? Here's 4 steps you can use to build great open source software.
We all have the facile answer, but the more interesting question when you're at the summit is, "What is an adult in the context of a community?" Red Hat founder Bob Young once said that a community is nothing more than a group of people with something in common, and he's right. There's nothing... Read more
While government software developers collaborate well today, 2009 was a different story. Much of the software was redundant, locked up by vendors and integrators, incompatible with other software, and had a small base of people who knew how to maintain it. In short, it was a challenge.
When the National Cancer Institute funded caTissue’s development, it also managed the community, maintaining code, documentation, and forums. When funding was pulled and Krishagni took over, there was considerable uncertainty and turmoil in the community. Some adopters lost confidence and switched... Read more
The South California Linux Expo (SCALE) is an annual event aiming to provide educational opportunities on the topic of open source software. This is SCALE13X, and prior to the event I caught up with one of the speakers, Emily Durham, who will give a talk called Human Hacking.
I am frequently asked, "Why did you decide to make your product open source?"
The Linux kernel is one of the largest and most successful open source projects today. A report from the Linux Foundation addressing Who Writes Linux (2013) shows that recent releases of the Linux kernel, that happen now at 70-days intervals, include over 10,000 patches, made by more than 1,100... Read more
Mailing lists seem to be the life blood of many open source projects. Here at Red Hat, there seems to be a mailing list for everything. There’s a company-wide memo-list to foster collaboration and connect with colleagues around the world and many special interest mailing lists like our home beer... Read more