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8 tips for attending virtual conferences

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The health and safety of our community are more important than anything else, which means in-person events are now a no-go. Rather than canceling, most tech ...

Spread the word: Marketing your FOSS project

4 minute read

You have a new open source project and you’d like to publicise it to a wide audience. How can you get started with the marketing? I provide several pointers.

Personality in Open Source

5 minute read

In September I was interviewed for an article about how personality affects the development process in open source projects. The article was inspired by a st...

An Easy Introduction to Open Source Projects

7 minute read

Welcome to open source! We have thousands upon thousands of projects available for you to use and contribute to. This might seem a bit overwhelming, but it’s...

Farewell, Juniper Networks

3 minute read

On May 27, 2020, Juniper Networks laid off its open source team. I’m now free to pursue other opportunities. What may I do for you?

The Real Costs of Open Source Sustainability

53 minute read

How much do you know about your open source supply chain? Are there any weak links in that chain? Do you know what to do about that? This talk will give you ...

A Brief Introduction to Copyright and Licensing

5 minute read

This is an excerpt from my book ‘Forge Your Future with Open Source’. It does exactly what it says in the title: provides a brief introduction to copyright a...