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The True Measure of a Successful Open Source Project

A question I get a lot is, “What makes an open source software project successful?” This isn’t a simple question, as every project is really different. But certainly there are some common characteristics: a vibrant and open community and ecosystem of contributors, an innovative goal or technology and investments from a diverse set of stakeholders are just a few.

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How Amazon Web Services Uses Linux and Open Source

Chris Schlaeger, director of software development at Amazon Web Services and managing director of the Amazon Development Center Germany GmbH, previews his keynote at CloudOpen Europe, Oct. 13-15 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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Apache Hadoop Transitions to Git

The Apache Infrastructure team has gotten Git migrations down pat. Just ask the Apache Hadoop project, which moved from Subversion to Git in less than 10 days.

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Tizen SDK Updated for the Gear S

By now, you've probably seen the news about the Tizen-based Gear S smartwatch that was unveiled at IFA. Aside from having a massive curved screen (for a watch, at least), it also has GSM connectivity, meaning it can truly function as a standalone device.

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Matthew Garrett's Advice on Hardware, Linux Kernel Careers, and Fruit Flies

Linux kernel developer Matthew Garrett held a Reddit AMA this week. Here's a digest of the kernel-related questions and answers.

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