News Category: Open Source Practices

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Open Source Jobs Report
The latest Open Source Jobs Report shows a strong market for open source talent, driven in part by the rapid growth of cloud technologies.

Open Source Skills Soar In Demand According to 2018 Jobs Report

Linux expertise is again in the top spot as the most sought after open source skill, says the latest Open Source Jobs Reportfrom Dice and The Linux Foundation. The seventh annual report shows rapidly growing demand for open source skills, particularly in areas of cloud technology. Key findings of...
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​Red Hat Changes Its Open-Source Licensing Rules

Red Hat-initiated open-source projects, which use GPLv2 or LGPLv2.1, will be expected to add GPLv3's cure commitment language to their licenses. From outside programming circles, software licensing may not seem important. In open-source, though, licensing is all important. So, when leading Linux...
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Evaluate a Product/Market Fit

How to identify when a fit has been achieved, and how to exit the explore stage and start exploiting a product with its identified market. We live in a world of data overload, where any argument can find supporting data if we are not careful to validate our assumptions. Finding information to...
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Call for code
Today is the first official day of Call for Code, an annual global initiative that aims to unleash the collective power of the global open source developer community against the growing threat of natural disasters.

Call for Code Is Open and Organizations Are Lining Up to Join the Cause

By Bob Lord, Chief Digital Officer, IBM Today is the first official day of Call for Code, an annual global initiative from creator David Clark Cause, with IBM proudly serving as Founding Partner. Call for Code aims to unleash the collective power of the global open source developer community...
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Why Open Source Is Good for Business, And People

The open source world isn’t defined by geography, nor are the communities within it. Open source communities are defined by sharing attitudes, interests, and goals, wherever their participants are. An open source community spans locations, political affiliations, religion, and life experience....
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OS Summit
Check out the full schedule for Open Source Summit North America (OSSNA) coming up August 29-31 in Vancouver, BC.

The Schedule for Open Source Summit North America Is Now Live

Join us August 29-31, in Vancouver, BC, for 250+ sessions covering a wide array of topics including Linux Systems, Cloud Native Applications, Blockchain, AI, Networking, Cloud Infrastructure, Open Source Leadership, Program Office Management and more. Arrive early for new bonus content on August 28...
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Why Open Source Needs Marketing (Even Though Developers Hate It)

Open source is community and collaboration driven. Instead of one dedicated product development team, there are thousands of developers from all over the world who contribute and develop the open-source project. For traditional marketers entering the open-source space, it takes a bit of a mindset...
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R Consortium Looks for Feedback on R Package Best Practices

The R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) is exploring the benefits of recommending that R package authors, contributors, and maintainers adopt the Linux Foundation (LF) Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Best Practices Badge. This badge provides a means for Free/Libre and Open...
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OS Summit
Register now for Open Source Summit NA and save $300 through June 17.

First Keynotes Announced for Open Source Summit North America – Register Now & Save $300

Join us in Vancouver in August for 250+ educational sessions covering the latest technologies and topics in open source, and hear from industry experts including keynotes from: Ajay Agrawal, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Expert, Author of Prediction Machines, and Founder, The...
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GitLab’s High-End Plans Are Now Free for Open Source Projects and Schools

The fact that Microsoft is buying GitHub has left a lot of developers with a deep feeling of unease and a lot of them are now looking for alternatives. One of those is GitLab and that company has decided to strike the iron while it’s hot. To attract even more developers to its platform, GitLab ...
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