Matt Asay points out that it takes time and work to contribute to an open source software project. What suprised me was that he seems upset (or perhaps disappointed) that it's so hard for an outside person to contribute to an open source software project.
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I was reading Simon Phipps' recent blog on the funding of open source. In it, he talks about how open source communities work.
Our last webinar, A Comparison of Open Source Reporting Tools for the Enterprise, drew a huge amount of interest, so we decided to continue the trend with another technical webinar: A Comparison of Open Source Scripting Languages for the JVM presented by Rod Cope, CTO and Founder of OpenLogic. This webinar will be held on September 23, and the recording and slides will be available for download after the event.
[From the Open Source Census August newsletter.]
I uploaded some of the Open Source Census data into Many Eyes and I've been having great fun playing with the data. (You can play with it yourself.)
At OpenLogic, we've recently been talking to various venture capital firms about our business model. These discussions have been interesting because OpenLogic's pioneering business model doesn't match that of the "typical" commercial open source vendor. As we've been thinking about how to best communicate our business model as an open source aggregator, I have noticed that "pioneering" and venture capital don't always go together.
I burned an Ubuntu Hardy live cd with Brasero (the GNOME default burning utility) the other day and it had problems booting. Kept getting some error about SQUASHFS over and over again and never go to the login screen.
I'm sorry, it's just not the simple. The open source software development model is not a business model.
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