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Creating an Open Source Program for Your Company

The recent growth of open source has been phenomenal; the latest GitHub Octoverse survey reports the GitHub community reached 24 million developers working across 67 million repositories. Adoption of open source has also grown rapidly with studies showing that 65% of companies are using and...
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Red Hat
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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open source guides
The Tools for Managing Open Source Programs guide provides an exhaustive collection of categorized tools that any open source program can benefit from.

Tools for Managing Open Source Programs: A Free Guide

Is your organization looking to build out an open source program? If so, you’re not alone, but not every organization has a holistic sense of the available tools that can help create a healthy program. A simple charter document and a few spreadsheets for tracking projects won’t cut it anymore in...
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Linux Foundation Open Source Summit Talk: “Developing an Open Source Strategy — The First 90 Days”

“Open source culture” is something many of us who work with the open source community, either directly or indirectly, believe we have a handle on. There’s a general presumption that it should center around the concept of sharing ideas, and contribute to a broader ideal of building better software. ...
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It's the Ecosystem, Stupid

I've been writing for a while on topics related to product and supply chain management in the context of open source communities, and I've noticed a few consistent themes in my articles and blog posts. Most notable is the call for companies to move from the "not invented here" syndrome to a more...
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Open source management
Professional open source management focuses on minimizing risk and delivering the benefits of open source software. Learn more in this free webinar on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time.

Open Source Software Strategies for Enterprise IT

Enterprises using open source code in infrastructure must understand both the risks and benefits of community-developed software. Professional open source management is a discipline that focuses on minimizing risk and delivering the benefits of open source software as efficiently as possible. For...
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How Google Created a New Kind of Open Source Program Office

In my previous article, What is an open source program office? And why do you need one?, I introduced the idea of an open source program office (OSPO) and discussed what they do, why a company would want to create one, and how to optimize them. In that article I focused on technology vendors and...
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