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Hollywood Formalizes Support for Open Source in Filmmaking

On August 10, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences—the same organization responsible for the Academy Awards (also known as the Oscars), not exactly an industry that's renowned for its openness—teamed up with the Linux Foundation to form the Academy Software Foundation(ASWF). The...
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Linus Torvalds spoke with Dirk Hohndel in one of their famous “fireside chats” at LinuxCon China 2017. Watch the video below.

Video: Linus Torvalds Explains How Linux Still Surprises and Motivates Him

Hear about Linux development directly from Linus Torvalds in this video from our archives. Linus Torvalds took to the stage in China for the first time Monday at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China 2017 in Beijing. In front of a crowd of nearly 2,000, Torvalds spoke with VMware Head of Open...
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Focusing on teamwork is important to open source projects. “It’s a collaborative effort,” says Matt Butcher.

Lessons Learned from Growing an Open Source Project Too Fast

Are you managing an open source project or considering launching one? If so, it may come as a surprise that one of the challenges you can face is rapid growth. Matt Butcher, Principal Software Development Engineer at Microsoft, addressed this issue in a presentation at Open Source Summit North...
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Successful women in technology raise more than capital. They raise awareness, they raise the bar, and they raise their voices.

Raising More than Capital: Successful Women in Technology

One of my employees chooses a word at the beginning of each year to guide her personal and professional development efforts. Last year the word she selected was “Rise.” She told me it inspired her to elevate not only her skills, but the quality of her relationships, her attitude toward life and her...
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License Scanning and Compliance for FOSS Projects: A Free Publication

Modern open source projects rarely consist solely of all new code, written entirely from scratch. More often, they are built from many sources. And, each of these original sources may operate under a particular license – which may also differ from the license that the new project uses. A new...
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Red Hat is a testament to the success of open source, but it still benefited from some organization and goal-setting in its community efforts.

Open Source and Standards Team: How Red Hat Measures Open Source Success

Red Hat is a testament to the success of open source, but it still benefited from some organization and goal-setting in its community efforts. “The Open Source and Standards office, or what some would refer to as an open source program office, was established six years ago to create a consistent...
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The Meaning of Open

There are a lot of misconceptions about what open means, when it is the right strategy to apply, and the fundamental tradeoffs that go along with it. It’s very easy to cargo-cult the notion of open — using it in an imprecise or half-baked way that can obscure the real dynamics of an ecosystem, or...
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“The Apache Way” — Open Source Done Well

The Apache Software Foundation has been supporting open source for nearly twenty years. But what’s it all about? In this article, Ignasi Barrera goes over the organization and why it has been so successful in creating new technology for the benefit of the whole community. We strongly believe...
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Oath’s Top 5 Open Source Goals

As with many other companies, the open source program at Oath started informally with a group of diligent engineers and a few legal people. But the ad hoc group soon realized it needed a more formal program if it was going to be able to scale to address more issues and achieve specific business...
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SnowPilot, a new open source scientific database, is improving the way snow scientists collaborate and share findings.

This Week in Open Source News: Snow Science Benefits From Open Source, Linus Torvalds Weighs in on Linux-Intel Fix & More

This week in Linux and open source news, let it snow! Open source software is improving snow science, Linus Torvalds answers questions about the fix for Intel's security vulnerability, and more! Read on to stay in the know.  1) "Snow science recently took an about-face, thanks to the open-source...
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