April 15, 2003

Tonight Live: Pay Taxes and then we die Plus The

Jeff Gerhardt writes "Tonight Live: On The Linux Show!!
Tuesday, April 15th, 2003, from Chicago IL, Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com.
At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt,
Doc Searls (Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ Pavlicek; are back
live tonight. We have a great show lined up tonight on The Linux

Segment One- The News. We will cover THE HOT NEWS of
the week. Most of the crew should be on line tonight as we file our US taxes. Tonight the news includes some thoughts on: TAXES, how the Open Source community can help in the process of a post war invironment, in search of Linux Laptops, the Centrino flap, and way more.....

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Segment Two-The care and feeding of an Open Source Community - How Open Source development projects really work.

Tonight we are joined by Eugene Eric Kim to discuss Open Source Communities, and a report on the subject, created by Kim that is now available.
This report describes what open source communities are and how they
work. It cites relevant research and presents original case studies
of two open source projects: TouchGraph and SquirrelMail. It then
identifies patterns of collaboration shared by these projects, and
describes how these patterns might apply to other types of
communities. Finally, it reviews what is still not well understood
about open source communities, and proposes several paths for further

Eugene is Executive Director and cofounder of Blue Oxen Associates.
Previously, he worked as an independent consultant -- specializing in
software development, project management, and strategic planning --
and was Senior Technical Editor at Dr. Dobb's Journal. From 2000 to
2002, he worked closely with Doug Engelbart on the Open Hyperdocument
System, and served on the Core Planning Committee of Engelbart's
Bootstrap Alliance. Eugene has written for a variety of publications,
and is currently writing a book on the history of free software. He
received his A.B. in History and Science from Harvard University.

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