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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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Open Office: A Horse of a Different Source

Article Source Amanda McPherson's Blog
January 13, 2009, 11:24 am

The last few weeks have seen a number of posts about the health of open source office productivity software Open Office. Michael Meeks, open office developer, started this controversy with his recent blog post on whether...

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More on the “I’m Linux” video contest

Article Source Amanda McPherson's Blog
December 22, 2008, 5:17 pm

Last week, we launched the Linux Foundation video site. The site will of course house the growing collection of Linux Foundation original video from our events, but I hope it will also become a place for the Linux community to share their Linux vide...

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