News Category: Open Source Practices

Developer Recruitment Drives Open Source Funding

The latest 2018 Open Source Jobs Report points to several ways employers can help developers. For the study, the Linux Foundation and Dice surveyed over 750 hiring managers involved with recruiting open source professionals. Due to the survey’s subject, it is not surprising almost half of hiring...
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How VMware Manages Open Source Code and Compliance

VMware is an active member of the open-source community, contributing its efforts to multiple projects and organizations. Helping to organize and lead VMware's open-source initiatives is the company's chief open source officer, Dirk Hohndel. In a video interview with eWEEK, Hohndel explains where...
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OS guide
Building leadership in the community is key to establishing trust, enabling collaboration, and fostering the cultural understanding required to be effective in open source.

Free Open Source Guides Offer Practical Advice for Building Leadership

How important is leadership for evolving open source projects and communities? According to the most recent Open Source Guide for the Enterprise from The Linux Foundation and the TODO Group, building leadership in the community is key to establishing trust, enabling collaboration, and fostering the...
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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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