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Tag Archives: the open source way

Useful guide’s ideas attract people to a project

25-Oct-10

One of the response’s I got to from the call for writers for the Practical Open Source Software Exploration textbook was an offer of an  excellent content source, Terry Hancock’s book Achieving Impossible Things With Free Culture and Commons-Based Enterprise.  This is a great example of a longer work that the Practical OSS Exploration textbook […]

Running a student contributing program the open source way

16-Sep-10

This is a very exciting opportunity where free and open source software (FOSS) and other organizations meet for mutual benefit and the advancement of open source participation. Who might get to take advantage of this?  Perhaps some people who do not yet even know how they can, as a part of their day job in […]

Community building is down to Earth – a setiQuest Summit update

14-Aug-10

Spent the middle part of today in a working session, lead by IDEO facilitators, to tackle a few of the big questions in front of setiQuest and the Seti Institute. The two big questions were generally: How do we enable developers and designers to contribute back to setiQuest in a way that benefits all involved? […]

Yay! More new people to play with

09-Aug-10

This morning I caught Simon Phipps’ dent about a 451 CAOS Theory report by Matthew Aslett, “The golden age of open source?”  In that report, Aslett describes our arriving at a fourth stage of commercial open source.  This fourth stage is highlighted by a return to community and collaboration.  Examples given are ones where different […]

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

19-Apr-10

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 on Publican

01-Apr-10

When writing about the Practical Open Source Software Exploration textbook release, I had a bunch of extra thoughts about Publican that I wanted to separate out to its own post. My sense is that Publican is in good shape for groups to adopt and extend.1  For example, there was a recent discussion in a MeeGo […]

A better way to use Wikipedia in the classroom

28-Mar-10

This is an idea I’ve said in presentations and in person over and over again, about time I give it a home. Where Wikipedia is a useful information source and starting place for deeper exploration beyond it’s reference-focused world, there is so much more that can be done with it to help teach the open […]

New skin, new list

26-Feb-10

Put up a new look for The Open Source Way tonight.  Graphic came from Red Hat Design and I like it.  Figured I would just put it up and try it on for size; see what opinions arise. Also another milestone tonight, I broke open the new mailing list and sent some random messages.  I […]

Blowing open the doors to contributions

16-Feb-10

A few key pieces just fell in place and now we can easily open The Open Source Way for contributions. All the legal bits passed muster, and the new contribution policy explains the rules.  It’s simple enough – by contributing, you agree to put your contributions under the CC BY SA 3.0 Unported.  Read the […]

Five fast minutes on The Open Source Way – Ignite at CLSWest

15-Feb-10

In January 2010 I participated in an Ignite session at the Community Leadership Summit West.  CLS West is a subset of the annual CLS, to be held this year again near OSCON in Portland, OR on 17 and 18 July 2010. This talk is in O’Reilly’s Ignite format, which is 20 slides that auto-advance every […]