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3 best practices for bootstrapping an open source business

Monday 13th of April 2015 09:00:00 AM

Go to the networking and speaking events of any local startup community in America and you'll quickly discover a dominant theme: investment. Read any startup news site and you'll see the same hyper-focus on fundraising. Websites like AngelList and CrunchBase are wholly dedicated to facilitating capital acquisition and documenting who's succeeded at it. With so much of the conversation in these circles centered around how to attract early-stage investment through an image of extreme profitability, open source businesses easily fly below the radar.

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Git and GitHub for open source documentation

Monday 13th of April 2015 08:00:00 AM

We use git extensively for documentation in OpenStack so that we can "treat the docs like the code"—and I’m seeing this trend many places especially in the Write the Docs community.

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OpenStack in the classroom, PTL voting begins, and more

Monday 13th of April 2015 07:00:00 AM

Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

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HTML5 for game dev, how to build a console, and more gaming news

Saturday 11th of April 2015 12:00:00 PM

Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at the pros and cons of HTML5 in mobile game development, how to build your own game console, and more!

Open source and Linux games: April 5 - 11, 2015

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Top 5: Password alternatives, Raspberry Pi in space, and more

Friday 10th of April 2015 03:28:00 PM

This week I talk about the future of password alternatives, open source tools for research, and the Internet of Things, and more.

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10 years of Git, an Open Business Models Initiative, and more news

Friday 10th of April 2015 11:00:00 AM

In this week's open source news roundup, we take a look at 10 years of Git, an Open Business Models Initiative, library open source software, and more!

Open source news roundup for April 4 - 10, 2015

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A community distribution of OpenStack

Friday 10th of April 2015 09:00:00 AM

If you're interested in installing OpenStack, chances are you are going to want a little help. While it's entirely possible to get OpenStack up and running from the source files, using a distribution which has been packaged for your operating system is likely to make your life much easier.

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Open source applied to how movies are made

Friday 10th of April 2015 07:00:00 AM

There's nothing like a new project to make you feel excited about life, and that's definitely how I've been feeling since I adopted an open source policy in my companies' camera and workflow divisions. My background is in cameras. I started out assisting and focus pulling before moving up the ranks to camera operating for F1, BBC dramas, and eventually second unit cinematography for feature theatrical productions.

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Open source is key to the future of CMS development

Thursday 9th of April 2015 11:00:00 AM

Content management is a mix of development, design, marketing, information architecture, user experience, and more. In the past 15 years, content management has evolved, but its foundation—how users create, manage, and deliver content—has remained relatively stable.

Websites are still a core asset of most businesses, which means the CMS has become increasingly important. For developers who are building on top of a CMS, how the systems have changed is apparent.

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What's so special about Google Summer of Code?

Thursday 9th of April 2015 09:00:00 AM

Google has a program for their employees called 20% time that allows them to work on a side project one day a week. It's how Carol Smith came to manage their Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program over 5 years ago. That, and learning about the job from the program manager at the time, Leslie Hawthorn, who later left Google in 2010, opening up the job for Smith.

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ScrollBack, a refreshing new community management tool

Thursday 9th of April 2015 07:00:00 AM

Building and participating in communities is the one of the oldest ways humans interact with other people of similar interests. Even today, we take pride in being a member of a community, or many communities, based on our tastes and passions.

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A case for predictable databases

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 11:00:00 AM

Barzan Mozafari, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), will be giving a talk on the predictability of performance in database systems at the OpenStack Live conference in Santa Clara, California on Tuesday, April 14.

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Empower developers with a mix of community, communication, and custom tools

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 10:00:00 AM

Open source developers can create an immense amount of value for any company that relies on open source software by giving it the ability to direct and influence aspects of the open source community. This allows the company to shape the tools they rely on and make them better fit company needs, a phenomenon otherwise known as "scratching their own itch."

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NASA's Chris Mattmann on Apache technology

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 09:00:00 AM

What's your favorite conference swag?

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 07:00:00 AM

Conference season is here. And, with it comes a barrage of swag just waiting to find its way to bottom of our bags or a pile on the top of our desks.

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Has the time come to kill the password?

Tuesday 7th of April 2015 11:00:00 AM

How many passwords do you have? Probably more than you can easily remember or comfortably manage on your own. And I’m willing to bet that you dread coming up with new ones when you sign up for something online.

Jonathan LeBlanc of PayPal is on a mission is to replace the password with something more secure and easier to use.

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Relax, it's just Ubuntu 15.04. AARGH! IT'S FULL OF SYSTEMD!!!

Most users will notice very little overall difference in this latest Ubuntu release, but it’s this change that packs the biggest punch. There are a couple of new things that make 15.04 worth the upgrade from previous versions, but the really big changes – like the move to Unity 8 and the whole "convergence" of the desktop and mobile versions – remain in the future. Read more More:

Ubuntu Is Slowly Moving Towards the Rolling Release Model

Developers from Canonical explained last week that they intended to rebase the Ubuntu Next flavor (featuring Mir and Unity8) on Snappy, which means that they were also considering moving to a rolling release model, even if it was just for this branch. Read more

Next Ubuntu Codename Announced, New Laptops

Ubuntu dominated the headlines today with its Ubuntu Online Summit for 2015 beginning today. Mark Shuttleworth gave the keynote and informed a loyal public of the new 15.10 lsb_release -a. Elsewhere, Ubuntu 15.04 gets a thumbs-up and is now selling Ubuntu laptops. Read more

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