News Category: Open Source Practices

10 Principles of Resilience for Women in Tech

Women in technology roles have dropped from its peak in 1991 at 36% to 25% today, according to a report by NCWIT. Harvard Business Review estimates that more than half of the women in tech will eventually leave due to hostile work conditions. Meanwhile, Ernst & Young recently shared a study and...
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Open Source Guide
The latest Open Source Guide for the Enterprise from The TODO Group provides practical advice for building leadership in open source projects and communities.

Building Leadership in Open Source: A Free Guide

Contributing code is just one aspect of creating a successful open source project. The open source culture is fundamentally collaborative, and active involvement in shaping a project’s direction is equally important. The path toward leadership is not always straightforward, however, so the latest...
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How to Measure the Impact of your Open Source Project

Conventional metrics of open source projects lack the power to predict their impact. The bad news is, there is no significant correlation between open source activity metrics and project impact. The good news? There are paths forward. Let's start with some questions: How do you measure the impact...
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Open Source Summit
Submit your proposal to speak at Open Source Summit Europe in Edinburgh. Proposals due July 1.

Speak at Open Source Summit Europe – Submit by July 1

Share your expertise and speak at Open Source Summit Europe in Edinburgh, October 22 – 24, 2018. We are accepting proposals through Sunday, July 1, 2018. Open Source Summit Europe is the leading technical conference for professional open source. Join developers, sysadmins, DevOps professionals,...
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A Guide to Git Branching

In this third article on getting started with Git, learn how to add and delete Git branches. In my two previous articles in this series, we started using Git and learned how to clone, modify, add, and delete Git files. In this third installment, we'll explore Git branching and why and how it is...
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Maximizing Value from Open Source Testing Frameworks

Open source-based testing acceleration is a new use case in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation, which is Gartner’s recognition that QA teams are increasingly using open source tools and frameworks. It has become evident that no industry is immune to market disruption,...
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New Keynotes & Executive Leadership Track Announced for LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China

Attend LC3 in Beijing, June 25 – 27, 2018, and hear from Chinese and international open source experts from Accenture, China Mobile, Constellation Research, Huawei, IBM, Intel, OFO, Xturing Biotechnology and more. 中国论坛推出新的主题演讲和执行领导力会议 | 立即注册   New Keynote Speakers: Peixin Hou, Chief Architect of...
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How the Kubernetes Release Team Works

As a community project, Kubernetes also has a community process for how releases are managed and delivered. At the KubeCon and CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 event, Jaice Singer DuMars, OSS Governance Program Manager, and Caleb Miles, technical program manager at Google, outlined the core process and...
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A Wayback Machine for Source Code

...The “Software Heritage” project is a sort of Wayback Machine for software. The project plans to create an archive of computer code source files as they appear on the web — an undertaking that has implications not just for history, but for science and research, too. Since 2015, archivists at the...
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Tim Bird
Sony’s Tim Bird discusses some of the challenges faced by maintainers of open source projects; watch the video from Embedded Linux Conference.

The Maintainer’s Paradox: Balancing Project and Community

What are some of the challenges open source project maintainers face? One common issue is “The Maintainer’s Paradox,” which refers to the fact that open source maintainers are presented with more ideas along with more challenges as their communities grow. This occurs even when they take very minor...
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