News Category: Open Source Practices

RTFM? How to Write a Manual Worth Reading

There's common wisdom in the open source world: Everybody knows that the documentation is awful, that nobody wants to write it, and that this is just the way things are. But the truth is that there are lots of people who want to write the docs. We just make it too hard for them to participate. So...
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​Learn to use GitHub with GitHub Learning Lab

Want to join the 27 million open-source programmers who develop on GitHub? Here's how to get your start. The most popular open-source development site in the world is GitHub. It's used by tens of millions of developers to work on over 80 million projects. It's not just a site where people use Linus...
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Automotive Linux
Hear from industry leaders at Automotive Linux Summit and Open Source Summit Japan, happening in Tokyo June 20-22.

Keynotes Announced for Automotive Linux Summit & OS Summit Japan

The first round of keynotes for Automotive Linux Summit & Open Source Summit Japan have been announced. Join us June 20 – 22, 2018 in Tokyo to hear from these speakers and more: Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger Dan Cauchy, Executive Director, Automotive Grade Linux Seiji Goto, ...
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For Project Safety Back Up Your People, Not Just Your Data

Does your open source project have a succession plan for its key players? Here's why it should. I propose that instead of viewing succession planning as a leadership pipeline, free and open source projects should view it as a skills pipeline. What sorts of skills does your project need to continue...
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From USENET to Facebook: The Second Time as Farce

Facebook repeats the pattern of USENET, this time as farce. As a no-holds-barred Wild West sort of social network, USENET was filled with everything we rightly complain about today. It was easy to troll and be abusive; all too many participants did it for fun. Most groups were eventually flooded by...
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Fossology
To help celebrate Fossology’s 10th anniversary, we look at how the project makes it easier to understand and comply with open source licenses.

FOSSology Turns 10 – A Decade of Highlights

FOSSology turns ten this year. Far from winding down, the open source license compliance project is still going strong. The interest in the project among its thriving community has not dampened in the least, and regular contributions and cross-project contributors are steering it toward productive...
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Capital One: Open Source in a Regulated Environment

Most people know Capital One as one of the largest credit card companies in the U.S. Some also know that we’re one of the nation’s largest banks — number 8 in the U.S. by assets. But Capital One is also a technology-focused digital bank that is proud to be disrupting the financial services...
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OS Summit
Only two weeks left to submit your talk for Open Source Summit North America.

Speak at Open Source Summit NA: Submit Your Proposal by April 29

Submit a proposal to speak at Open Source Summit North America taking place August 29-31, in Vancouver, B.C., and share your knowledge and expertise with 2,000+ open source technologists and community members. Proposals are being accepted through 11:59pm PDT, Sunday, April 29. This year’s tracks/...
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LC3
LC3 Schedule Announced | Register Now to Save $90USD/505RMB | 日程表已公布 | 立即注册可节省 90 美元/ 505 元人民币

LC3 Schedule Announced, Register Now | LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen 中国论坛日程表现已公布,立即注册

Join us in Beijing June 25 – 27, for three days of education across 175+ sessions, collaboration opportunities with open source technologists and professionals from around the globe, and the chance to learn about the newest trends and topics in open source. Keynote speakers include: Kelsey...
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Make your First Contribution to an Open Source Project

In this article, I'll provide a checklist of beginner-friendly features and some tips to make your first open source contribution easy. Understand the product Before contributing to a project, you should understand how it works. To understand it, you need to try it for yourself. If you find the...
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