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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Three reasons POSSE attracts professors and other educators


College educators, read and pass on the word. POSSE may be the really great experience you’ve been looking for.  The groundbreaker that suddenly makes sense and focus out of attending open source conferences, hurried LUG meetings, and dissatisfaction with the limits of what you can do in the classroom compared to the open world. We’re […]

My POSSE in Cali – Professors’ Open Source Summer Experience


Finally!  This coming 05 to 09 July we are hosting Professors’ Open Source Summer Experience (POSSE) in Mountain View.  And I get to participate as a full instructor in this coolest of programs to come out of the Red Hat community leadership team in the last year. If you are in California this July and […]

Source repository for The Open Source Way


One of the goals of writing “The Open Source Way: Creating and nurturing communities of contributors” is to make a book that can be remixed for community work in any way someone needs, including customized branding and output to formats such as HTML, PDF, Epub, and so forth.  In making the book I did a […]

Nice round-up from Creative Commons of open source way content


Just caught a nice post by Jane Park on the Creative Commons blog about teaching open source software.  In the post she highlights three new free and open content works that are for education audiences.  All these works are released under Creative Commons licenses (CC BY and CC BY-SA): Practical Open Source Software Exploration: How […]

More time for Fedora Summer Coding – schedule moved back a month


In today’s SIG meeting, the group decided to move back our schedule by a month so we can: Give mentors more time to generate good ideas; Give students more time to generate good proposals; Give organizers more time to find sponsors and funding. The last one is the most important to me.  We only have […]

Dear Tech Republic, it’s called FOSS and that’s just how it’s done


Jason Hiner, Editor-in-Chief over at Tech Republic, wrote an article where he describes what Canonical and Ubuntu can teach Microsoft, Apple, and others.  Ironically, every virtue he praises Ubuntu for are all virtues they gain from practicing the open source way. Here’s his list of what is “the secret of success for Canonical”: “Methodically produce […]

Sponsoring Summer Coding – get and give value


Has your company every wanted to partner with Google on their Summer of Code?  (It’s not something they share, and I know people have asked.) Don’t answer too quickly.  You might want to check with some contacts in other departments, see if there ever has been interest in tapping the deeper benefits of sponsoring a […]

Students – You are invited to submit proposals for Fedora Summer Coding 2010


Start here – But here is some more, in case you want to read it.

Fedora Summer Coding organizing – halp!!!


We are trying to turn the lights on for a new program this year, Fedora Summer Coding 2010. This is more than making lemonade out of lemons.  After we figured out that the whole idea of summer coding wasn’t kinda-sorta-good but actually pretty great when done right for your own community, it was clear we […]

Ideas for summer coding due by 14 April (updated)


While we finish the Summer Coding 2010 page, it is past time for you all to let us know the problems you would like to see solved by summer coding/internship students. Idea page is here: How-to fill out an ideas page is here: Let’s get this filled with serious ideas you are willing […]