News Category: Open Source Practices

Why Open Source Needs Marketing (Even Though Developers Hate It)

Open source is community and collaboration driven. Instead of one dedicated product development team, there are thousands of developers from all over the world who contribute and develop the open-source project. For traditional marketers entering the open-source space, it takes a bit of a mindset...
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R Consortium Looks for Feedback on R Package Best Practices

The R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) is exploring the benefits of recommending that R package authors, contributors, and maintainers adopt the Linux Foundation (LF) Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Best Practices Badge. This badge provides a means for Free/Libre and Open...
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OS Summit
Register now for Open Source Summit NA and save $300 through June 17.

First Keynotes Announced for Open Source Summit North America – Register Now & Save $300

Join us in Vancouver in August for 250+ educational sessions covering the latest technologies and topics in open source, and hear from industry experts including keynotes from: Ajay Agrawal, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Expert, Author of Prediction Machines, and Founder, The...
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GitLab’s High-End Plans Are Now Free for Open Source Projects and Schools

The fact that Microsoft is buying GitHub has left a lot of developers with a deep feeling of unease and a lot of them are now looking for alternatives. One of those is GitLab and that company has decided to strike the iron while it’s hot. To attract even more developers to its platform, GitLab ...
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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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