News Category: Open Source Practices

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Call For Code
The goal of Call For Code is to develop technology solutions that significantly improve disaster preparedness and benefit the initiative's charitable partners: the United Nations Human Rights Office and the American Red Cross.

Join Forces Against Natural Disasters with the Call for Code

The Call for Code initiative aims to harness the collective power of the global open source developer community against the growing threat of natural disasters. According to IBM, “the goal is to develop technology solutions that significantly improve disaster preparedness, provide relief from...
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The Field Guide to Aiding in Natural Disasters and Deploying Life-Saving Code

As an open-source and mobile developer, I’ve had the opportunity to work on some unique projects in places where both man-made and natural disasters have severely affected people and communities. During my time in Haiti working with organizations helping those impacted by the devastating 2010...
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Open Source at 20: The Ubiquity of Shared Code

“Why is open source important? That’s like asking why is gravity important,” stated Brian Behlendorf, a leading figure in the open-source software movement, and executive director for the blockchain consortium Hyperledger. While this year marks the 20th anniversary of open source, it is hard to...
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How to Plan Projects in the Open, Without the Stress

How can you define project requirements, engage multiple stakeholders, delegate work, and track progress—all in the open? Here's one tried-and-true method. Consider these questions: How do you gather and understand requirements? How do you track those requirements? How do you map them into real...
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Brian Behledorf
Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project, has been named one of the top 10 influential voices in the blockchain world by the New York Times.

Hyperledger’s Brian Behlendorf Named as Top Blockchain Influencer by New York Times

Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project, has been named one of the top 10 influential voices in the blockchain world, in a New York Times commentary titled “The People Leading the Blockchain Revolution.” Blockchain technology—which encompasses smart...
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Van Jones
Van Jones, President and founder of Dream Corps, CNN contributor, and best-selling author will keynote at OS Summit in Vancouver.

Van Jones & Linus Torvalds to Keynote at Open Source Summit North America

We’ve announced additional keynotes at Open Source Summit North America, including: Van Jones, President & Founder of the nonprofit, Dream Corps; CNN Contributor; Best-Selling Author; Human Rights, Education and Clean Energy Advocate Austen Collins, Founder & CEO, Serverless Inc. Linus...
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Sarah Novotny
Sarah Novotny, Head of Open Source Strategy, Google Cloud Platform Joins The Linux Foundation Board of Directors.

Google Becomes a Platinum Member of The Linux Foundation

Demonstrating its commitment to open source software, we are thrilled to announce that Google is now a Platinum Member of The Linux Foundation. Google has been an active and committed contributor to the open source community for many years, releasing and contributing to more than 10,000 open source...
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Open Source Jobs Report: 3 Hot Skill Areas Now

In the IT job market right now, it pays to have open source skills. That’s the main takeaway from the seventh annual Open Source Jobs Report, conducted by The Linux Foundationand careers site Dice. Demand for experience and skills with open source platforms isn’t some overnight sensation, but it...
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OS Summit EU
Join us in Edinburgh! Submit a proposal to speak by July 1 for Open Source Summit & ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe.

Last Chance to Speak at Open Source Summit and ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe – Submit by July 1

Submit a proposal to speak at Open Source Summit Europe & ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe, taking place October 22-24, 2018, in Edinburgh, UK, and share your knowledge and expertise with 2,000+ open source technologists and community leaders. Proposals are being accepted through 11:59pm PDT, Sunday...
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OS Guides
The Open Source Guides for the Enterprise are now available in Chinese.

Open Source Guides for the Enterprise Now Available in Chinese

The popular Open Source Guides for the Enterprise, developed by The Linux Foundation in collaboration with the TODO Group, are now available in Chinese. This set of guides provides industry-proven best practices to help organizations successfully leverage open source. “Making these resources...
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