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Why Open Source Is Good for Business, And People

The open source world isn’t defined by geography, nor are the communities within it. Open source communities are defined by sharing attitudes, interests, and goals, wherever their participants are. An open source community spans locations, political affiliations, religion, and life experience....
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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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The rapid adoption of open source software brings with it the need for sound security practices.

Free Resources for Securing Your Open Source Code

While the widespread adoption of open source continues at a healthy rate, the recent 2018 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis Report from  Black Duck and Synopsys reveals some common concerns and highlights the need for sound security practices. The report examines findings from the anonymized...
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Keeping Governance Simple and Uncomplicated

I am a firm believer that the way in which we collaborate should be as much of a collaborative product as the output of a community project. Just like an open source project, we should review, iterate, and review the performance of our iterations. We should constantly assess how we can optimize our...
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GitHub Predicts Hottest 2018 Open Source Trends

According to the GitHub’s announcement of its findings, the company looked at three different types of activity. It identified the top 100 projects that had at least 2,000 contributors in 2016 and experienced the largest increase in contributors in 2017. It also identified the top 100 projects that...
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Linux Foundation Combines 6 Networking Projects Into 1

Six Linux Foundation open source networking projects are combining into one new project known as the LF Networking Fund (LFN). The six initial projects are ONAP, OPNFV, OpenDaylight, FD.io, PDNA, and SNAS. Arpit Joshipura will serve as executive director of LFN for the Linux Foundation. Joshipura’s...
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After 26 years, Linux is still essential and growing, and new technologies are growing beyond Linux into the broader open source landscape.

Linux, Open Source, and Beyond

Linux is 26 years old, and look what happened in those 26 years: everything. Now what? Linux is both shrinking and expanding. Cloudy Linux Cloud is a perfect metaphor for Linux. Once upon a time the Linux world was small, with well-defined boundaries, and populated by fierce partisans. Linux was...
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Running a Successful Open Source Project

Managing an open source project isn’t as easy as it sounds. A successful open source project is more than just making the source code available. In this article, Wayne Beaton and Gunnar Wagenknecht explain how you can make your open source project a runaway success. Running an open source...
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Need a holiday project? Check out these fun Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects from Carla Schroder.

8 Holiday Projects with Raspberry Pi and Arduino

The best way to celebrate the coldest, darkest time of year is to build fun Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects. These projects will light up the gloomiest gloom, fill your days with fun and your heart with joy, and all without draining your pocketbook. You can control lights and music, build a retro...
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Products Over Projects

Software projects are a popular way of funding and organizing software development. Projects are funded on a case-by-case basis on the basis of benefits projected in a business case. They are organized in the form of one or more temporary teams whose members have durable reporting lines outside the...
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