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Tag Archives: Open Source

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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OpenSource License Manager

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What is a License Manager? License managers are used to enforce license rights, or at least to support the enforcement. When you develop an open source program, there is no much you need to or can do to enforce license rights. The code is there and if anyone just wants to abuse the program there is nothing technical that could ...

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Open Source Completely Underestimates Contributor License Agreements

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Reddit’s /r/ProgrammerHumor has recently treated us to this politically incorrect and quite childish little Open Source rant                 Obviously, like most “discussions” on reddit and specifically those discussions about Open Source, things got quickly very serious with people referring to Richard Stallman and how these critiques are childish and immature and what’s-wrong-with-our-industry™ etc. ...

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Empathy in OSS – It’s Important

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Spending nearly my entire working day (and many evenings) with Open Source projects I don’t maintain I have come to form an opinion or two on the use of OSS – specifically when it comes to contributing to projects. We’ve come a long way as a community with tools like Github, making it easier and easier to get an OSS ...

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An Open Source License to Increase Your Street Credibility

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Many of us geeks don’t really care about users, tractions, etc. when we spam GitHub with our little toy projects. I mean, who knows if we really have the time to maintain them? Certainly, there’s almost no money in it anyway, so we might just as well give it away for free (e.g. jOOX). Nonetheless, you should choose a license ...

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5 Best Email Clients for Open Source Environment

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An email client, also known as Mail User Agent (MUA) is an application used to manage the emails. Linux has a lot of email clients, terminal and GUI based. I have collected the top 5 GUI based email clients and compared them in various aspects.  Standard formats normally used by most of the mailboxes are maildir and mbox. Outlook and ...

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What Open Source is (and isn’t) and why you should use it?

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Open Source software plays a big role in the Java ecosystem (just think Maven, all the libraries in Maven Central, Gradle, OpenJDK, Ant, Ivy, Eclipse, Ant and so on). There is also a periodic “oh sh*t” moment when people deride OSS and declare it unreliable, risky and other things (perhaps the most recent one being the discontinuation of GlassFish by ...

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Why I never blame open source projects

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Every now and then I get to read someone’s bad thought towards a given open-source framework. When I started programming Struts web framework was at its prime, everybody loved it. But then, little by little people started blaming it and then hate followed. Then people started blaming Hibernate and recently MongoDB. I’ve even read that “I shouldn’t use MongoDB“. Well, ...

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