Topic: communities

Guest View: Why open-sourcing software for the government makes sense

In August, the U.S. government released its long-awaited open-source software policy, and on Nov. 3 it unveiled Code.gov, a portal—itself open source—aimed at helping government agencies share code in order to save taxpayer money and make IT projects nimbler. Tony Scott, CIO of the U.S., made the announcement in a White House blog post: “Built … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Ten reasons why open-source software will eat the world

I recently attended Facebook’s F8 developer conference in San Francisco, where I had a revelation on why it is going to be impossible to succeed as a technology vendor in the long run without deeply embracing open source. Of the many great presentations I listened to, I was most captivated by the ones that explained … continue reading

Guest View: How to build a flourishing open-source community

Open source has gone not just mainstream but global and prime time, and it is therefore getting harder and harder to grab the focus of developers. They are so swamped by technologies and vendors, all queuing up to entice them with the latest project, that they know they can pick and choose where want to … continue reading

Mentors fuel growth for open-source communities

Aside from helping developers code, they also provide guidance to newcomers to projects … continue reading

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