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Contributing to an Open Source Project

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There are many ways to contribute to an open source project. There are also many reasons for doing so. But before jumping in, you might want to know how things generally work within these projects.

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If you’re interested gaining some tips and insights into how to contribute […]

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Nextcloud’s $79 Box, Vim Gets an Update & More…

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Also included: Libreboot leaves GNU, municipal broadband law proposed, Linux’s second 25th birthday, a new distro release, Vim and Emacs both get upgrades, Google’s hack challenge and Oracle can’t catch a break.

FOSS Week in Review

Yesterday I got a look at some decidedly old tech: Rope beds, pewter being made […]

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David Beazley’s Keynote Talk at PyData Chicago 2016

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One of the things we’ve noticed over the years is how enthusiastic people are about Python, which shows in this keynote address by David Beazley.

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This post-lunch screencast presentation by David Beazley is so entertaining, you can enjoy it without knowing any Python programming whatsoever. The aside […]

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Conversation With Jonathan Thomas of OpenShot

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The OpenShot Video Editor has had over a million downloads and might seem like the work of a large corporation. In reality, the founder, CEO and lead developer of the project works out of his home in rural Texas.

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One of the main benefits of having a […]

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How Open Source Is Becoming the Core of All Software

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The open source development model is taking over the enterprise. Two companies that were late coming to the OSS table but which now contribute much code are Cisco and Capital One.

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This panel discussion, recorded at this year’s OSCON in Austin, Texas, with two Cisco open source […]

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Open Source Gospel From Cisco’s Lauren Cooney

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Companies that traditionally focused on proprietary software are now playing catch up in order to compete by utilizing open source development.

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Hear the open source gospel from Lauren Cooney, Senior Director in Cisco’s CTO office, in this video that was published Monday on YouTube.

Cisco knows […]

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Joe Colantonio: ‘Why Recreate the Wheel — Use Open Source’

Joe Colantonio wants to “show you how to succeed with all your testing efforts.” He says, “Automation testing, like all development efforts, is difficult. Most projects don’t succeed.” Frankly, it’s all a little over our heads.

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In this new video, Joe Colantonio, speaking from his home in […]

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SourceForge Seeks a Return to Relevancy

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The new owners of SourceForge, once the primary code repository for open source projects, work to make good on a promise to restore a reputation that was tarnished by its former owners.

It’s been about 2 1/2 years since GIMP began what became something of a mass exodus of large open source projects […]

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