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From Measurement to Insight: Put DevOps Metrics to Work

When you can measure the results of your DevOps program, that's where the magic happens. I recently sat down with Dr. Nicole Forsgren, CEO and Chief Scientist at DORA and co-author of the book “Accelerate.” Together we discussed the importance of DevOps and Agile, metrics that matter to the...
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Choosing Project Names: 4 Key Considerations

Names set expectations. Your project's name should showcase its functionality in the ecosystem and explain to users what your story is. In the crowded open source software world, it's important not to get entangled with other projects out there. Taking a little extra time now, before sending out...
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Asynchronous Decision-Making: Helping Remote Teams Succeed

Asynchronous decision-making is a strategy that enables geographically and culturally distributed software teams to make decisions more efficiently. In this article, I'll discuss some of the principles and tools that make this approach possible. Synchronous decision-making, in which participants...
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What's the Difference Between a Fork and Clone?

The concept of forking a project has existed for decades in free and open source software. To "fork" means to take a copy of the project, rename it, and start a new project and community around the copy. Those who fork a project rarely, if ever, contribute to the parent project again. It's the...
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How OpenChain Can Transform the Supply Chain

OpenChain is all about increasing open source compliance in the supply chain. This issue, which many people initially dismiss as a legal concern or a low priority, is actually tied to making sure that open source is as useful and frictionless as possible. In a nutshell, because open source is about...
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How to Manage Casual Contributors to Open Source Projects

Increasingly, people want to contribute to projects casually—when they want to, rather than adhering to a schedule. This is part of a broader trend of "episodic volunteering" noted by a wide range of volunteer organizations and governments. This has been attributed not only to changes in the...
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If You Were On a Desert Island, Which License Would You Take With You?

First, we need to ask ourselves why we should bother choosing a license? Are you: presenting your software to the public? representing your software in a way that leads others to believe they can copy it or build on it? Then, yes, you should choose a license. Be fair to your visitors and back up...
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