News Category: Open Source Practices

Don’t Miss These Free Guides to Running a Successful Open Source Program

At organizations of all types, launching and maintaining successful open source programs has become a business priority. A strong open source program office helps to ensure that open source is supported, nurtured, shared, explained, and leveraged. With such an office, organizations can establish...
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Unix to GitHub: 10 Key Events in Free and Open Source Software History

It's easy to take open source software for granted today, but free and open source software as we know it is the product of a long series of developments that stretch back a half-century. Here's a look at some of the big moments in free and open source history -- from the heyday of free Unix, to...
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Be Nice: Hyperledger’s Brian Behlendorf Offers Tips for Creating Sustainable Open Source Projects

So, what’s unique about projects like Linux that thrive where others fail? What’s the secret sauce that sustains one project over others? Is it the community? The license? The code? The organizations backing it? We talked to open source veteran Brian Behlendorf, co-founder of the Apache Software...
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Developers Need to Start Paying Attention to Licenses

Today's applications are arguably the equivalent of a Girl Talk album in code. They are made up of code that comes from a variety of sources. For instance, they may use one or more frameworks and libraries each of which may also may rely on hundreds of modules (ex. npm, Ruby gems). Even portions...
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Why Should You Speak at Tech Conferences? Or At Least Attend Them Regularly (Part 1)

Now I talk regularly at local meetups and I went as a speaker to few big conferences. Given that I am no expert in public speaking, my heart beat rises and occasionally words scramble as I am on the stage. But still, I will give you some reasons, why you should speak at conferences or at least...
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Check out these quick video recaps of Open Source Summit in Los Angeles.

Open Source Summit in Los Angeles: Day 1 in 5 Minutes

Open Source Summit North America in Los Angeles was packed with keynotes, technical sessions, and special presentations, including a conversation with Linux creator Linus Torvalds. In case you couldn't make it, CodePop.com's Gregg Pollack has put together some short videos recapping highlights of...
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The Eye-Opening Power of Cultural Difference

Inclusivity is the quality of an open organization that allows and encourages people to join the organization and feel a connection to it. Practices aimed at enhancing inclusivity are typically those that welcome new participants to the organization and create an environment that makes them want to...
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Open Source Licensing: What Every Technologist Should Know

If you’re a software developer today, you know how to use open source software, but do you know how and why open source licensing started? A little background will help you understand how and why the licenses work the way they do. Origins of open source licensing Technologists today, having grown...
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Watch the Keynote Videos from Open Source Summit in Los Angeles

If you weren’t able to attend Open Source Summit North America 2017 in Los Angeles, don’t worry! We’ve rounded up the following keynote presentations so you can hear from the experts about the growing impact of open source software. Open source software isn’t just growing. It’s accelerating...
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Diversity Empowerment Summit Features Stories from Individual Persistence to Industry-wide Change

Last week at The Linux Foundation’s first Diversity Empowerment Summit we heard from so many amazing speakers about how they are working to improve diversity in the tech industry. Leaders from companies including Comcast, DreamWorks, IBM, Rancher Labs, Red Hat and many others recounted their own...
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