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5 key aspects for a successful open-source project

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I love open-source: for me it is great way to develop any product, to acquire new skills, to have fun and to make something useful for the community. I am not an open-source rock-star (at least not yet :D) but I have created and contributed to tens of projects (take a look at my GitHub profile). Some of them got ...

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Tips for a friendly open source experience

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Open source has moved from being an important actor in software development to being central for plenty of people, especially thanks to Github. Most of us are simple users of OSS (Open-source software) but being brave and taking a step forward and becoming a contributor, or even an owner, could help you massively in different ways: Collaborating with clever people ...

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Yet Another Report Generator?

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If you have experience of business application development, then most likely you will have encountered a requirement for the application to have a flexible reporting mechanism. The company I work for is mainly focused on developing business solutions and reporting is an essential, indeed, must have aspect of all the enterprise systems we develop. To enable flexible reporting in our ...

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Open Source Doesn’t Need More Support. It Needs Better Business Models

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Jamie Allen, Typesafe‘s Director of Global Services published an interesting point of view on Twitter: Pivotal’s move to end support of Groovy is a stark reminder that enterprises who depend on FOSS projects should help support them. — Jamie Allen (@jamie_allen) January 20, 2015 And he’s right of course. We are constantly reminded of the fact that we should support ...

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Suis-je Groovy? No! What Pivotal’s Decision Means for Open Source Software

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Today there was great news in the JVM ecosystem. Pivotal, the company who is committed to OSS has become a bit less committed: The reaction in the community were largely summarised by the hashtag #jesuisgroovy: Je suis groovy #groovylang — jbaruch (@jbaruch) January 19, 2015 The interesting part in Pivotal’s announcement is this one: The decision to conclude its sponsorship ...

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Why Your IoT Product Strategy Needs to Include Open Source

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For the last two years, I have been talking about why open source will be critical to the success of the Internet of Things.  The current state of IoT/M2M is a lot of propriertary platforms and protocols. This can’t last and won’t win in the long term. This week during a webinar about the new Vorto IoT project from Bosch, ...

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The Caveats of Dual-Licensing

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We’ve been in business for more than one year now with our dual-licensing strategy for jOOQ. While this strategy has worked very well for us, it has also been a bit of a challenge for some of our customers. Today, we’re going to show you what caveats of dual-licensing we’ve run into. Our dual-licensing strategy For those of you not ...

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The “Free”, “Standard”, “Open” Software Heresy

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There are those people that have a strong, dogmatic belief in what they call “Free” or “Standard” or “Open” software. One of those individuals is Jimmie (let’s call him Jimmie in this article) who has responded to an article about Java persistence by Marco Behler on TheServerSide. Let me cite Jimmie’s response here:           JPA is ...

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Open Source Projects – Between accepting and rejecting pull request

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Lately I have done a lot of work for the sbt-native-packager project. Being a commiter comes with a lot of responsibilities. You are responsible for the code quality, supporting your community, encouraging people to contribute to your project and of course providing an awesome open source product. Most of the open source commiters will probably start out as a contributor ...

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Free as in Beer has caused Heartbleed (and Much More)

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Heartbleed is a bit over one month old now. A bug significant enough to have its own Wikipedia page. Today, we’re going to look into how wrong we have been in assuming that Open Source software is more secure than commercial software, because of our thinking that source code is open and that many developers are looking into it.   ...

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