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Linux.com Ideaforge: Because Linux Users are Shy

Article Source Amanda McPherson's Blog
March 3, 2009, 5:30 pm

I write that headline tongue firmly in cheek. Anyone familiar with the Linux community is also aware that Linux users are among the most passionate and opinionated people in the world. Linux was built on participation. This is why along with the...

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Who’s Speaking at this year’s CollabSummit?

Article Source Amanda McPherson's Blog
February 20, 2009, 12:50 pm

The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is the only conference designed to enhance collaboration between the Linux community, industry, end users and ISVs. Instead of the silo-ed developer conferences or trade shows that fill up the year’s calendar, we gather leaders from each of these c...

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How to Evaluate Open Source Projects?

Article Source Amanda McPherson's Blog
February 18, 2009, 12:27 pm

If you’re in the open source world, you probably don’t need a lot of convincing about the high quality software that results from the open source development model.  Mass collaboration coupled with vociferous peer review makes for better code and products. It just does.  ...

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Netbook users: Microsoft says three apps is enough

Article Source Amanda McPherson's Blog
February 9, 2009, 9:43 am

During the last two years, Microsoft has encountered more competition from Linux on the desktop than probably all of the other years combined. The venue? Netbooks. The popularity of netbooks took just about everyone in the computing industry by surprise. With the recent race to more memor...

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Open Season for Linux Contests

Article Source Amanda McPherson's Blog
January 24, 2009, 12:04 pm

Contests, at their best, can highlight creative thinking and originality.  In the Linux community, there seems to be an serious overabundance of both.  Four different contests — all starting this January — are doing their best to crowdsource and give out significant prizes to the w...

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